Make sure to follow these rules when giving rides in Delaware, and to keep an eye on your email for important news and updates from Lyft.
- Apply to drive
- Setting up your vehicle
- Tips and best practices
- Lyft policies
- Document renewals
- Moving to or from Delaware as an existing Lyft driver
Apply to Drive
If you're applying to become a driver in Delaware, 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.
- 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.
- Review Lyft's insurance policy here.
- View your insurance in the app: Settings > Car > Lyft insurance.
Drivers giving rides in Delaware must abide by the hands-free cell phone laws - which say that you must use a hands-free device when you are talking on a cell phone. You are also banned from using a PDA, laptops, or any other electronic device while operating your car.
Defensive Driving Course
Although not a requirement to drive in Delaware, the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles offers a Defensive Driving Program. A list of companies that offer approved defensive driving courses in Delaware can be found here.
If the vehicle you use to provide Lyft rides has a lien against it, you're required to notify the lienholder that you are using the vehicle to give Lyft rides. Using a vehicle with a lien against it to give Lyft rides may violate your contract with the lienholder.
Office of Public Carrier Regulation
The Office of Public Carrier Regulation has asked us to inform you that any person conducting business in the State of Delaware may be required to obtain a Delaware business license from the Delaware Division of Revenue. If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Delaware Division of Revenue at 302-577-8778 or http://revenue.delaware.gov/.
Drivers on the Lyft platform are required to maintain current documents (license, insurance, registration). Always update your documents via the Dashboard.
We accept either a photo of your Delaware license plate with an expiration date sticker, or proof of any other state inspection for out-of-state registered vehicles.
Your vehicle's insurance policy must be issued in the state of Delaware.
Vehicle inspections are valid until the marked expiration date. If no expiration date is marked, Lyft requires a new inspection one year after the inspection date.
Delaware registered drivers
If you're already a driver in a different state, and you're moving to Delaware, 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 Delaware license plate with vehicle inspection sticker (sample above) or any other state inspection**
- A clear photo of your Delaware-issued insurance policy.
*If you were already required to upload your vehicle registration when you became a driver, you do not need to send it in again.
**If you were already required to upload a state inspection when you became a driver, you do not need to send it in again.
Moving from Delaware to a different state? Find your new market here to see what steps you'll need to take.