Make sure to follow these rules when giving rides in Michigan, and to keep an eye on your email for important news and updates from Lyft.
- Apply to drive
- Setting up your vehicle
- Insurance information
- Tips and best practices
- Annual inspection & document renewals
- Moving to or from Michigan as an existing Lyft driver
Apply to Drive
If you're applying to become a driver in Michigan, check out the application steps.
Drivers are encouraged to display the Lyft emblem while in driver mode. Refer to the image above for where to place your Lyft emblem.
If you’ve just been approved to drive, you should receive your Lyft emblem shortly. If you didn't get one or need a new one, place an order in your Dashboard. While waiting for it to arrive, you may print a temporary emblem.
You are an approved driver, your ride is decked out with all the right things in all the right places, and you’re no stranger to the ins and outs of driving with Lyft.
- Review Lyft's insurance policy here.
- View your insurance in the app: Settings > Car > Lyft insurance.
- Set your vehicle up correctly every time you drive.
- Follow all airport rules.
- Do not accept street hails.
- Do not accept cash for rides.
- Do not stop, park, load, or unload passengers in a travel lane or in an officially designated bus or taxi stop.
- If you run into any issues on the road, let us know.
Drivers in Michigan are required to have their vehicles inspected annually:
- Print this inspection form.
- Visit one of the inspection locations listed here.
- Upload a photo of the completed form in the Dashboard.
Note: Detroit drivers are only required to have annual inspections if the vehicle is 5 years or older.
Drivers on the Lyft platform are required to maintain current documents (license, registration, insurance). Always update your documents via the Dashboard when they expire.
Annual vehicle inspection
Check this map for a convenient location so you can get your annual vehicle inspection updated, and stay active on the Lyft platform. We recommend calling ahead to schedule an appointment with the mechanic you're planning to visit; please note fees may apply.
If you're already a driver in a different state, and you're moving to Michigan, send us a message with the following info:
- The date you're moving
- Your new shipping address
- A clear photo of your vehicle registration*
- A clear photo of your completed vehicle inspection form if your vehicle is 5 years or older**
*If you were already required to upload your vehicle registration when you became a driver, you do not need to send it in again.
**Vehicles in Michigan that are 5 years and older require an inspection before they're approved to be on the road.
Moving from Michigan to a different state? Find your new market here to see what steps you'll need to take.