Georgia Driver Information

Make sure to follow these rules when giving rides in Georgia, and to keep an eye on your email for important news and updates from Lyft.

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Apply to Drive

If you're applying to become a driver in Georgia, check out the application steps.

Get Set to Drive

Set Your Vehicle up Correctly

windshield setup

Lyft Trade Dress Emblem

Lyft emblem

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.

Upload your vehicle registration

Drivers in Georgia are required to upload a copy of their vehicle registration. Temporary vehicle registration is acceptable, but be sure to upload your permanent copy when you receive it.

To prevent delays, make sure your vehicle registration meets the following criteria:

  • Current (not expired)
  • Match the vehicle on file with Lyft
  • Images and text clearly legible in the photo
  • All four corners visible in the photo

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Hit the Road

Tips and Best Practices

Pickups in South Carolina

Get a Vehicle Inspection

If you operate in a market close to the border with South Carolina, and plan on picking up passengers there, you are required to obtain an additional vehicle inspection. South Carolina law requires anyone who picks up passengers in South Carolina to have their vehicle inspection completed by a licensed mechanic within 30 days of being approved as a driver. The mechanic must be licensed and located in South Carolina.

  1. Print this form.
  2. Bring the form to a local mechanic and have them inspect your vehicle.
  3. Upload the completed inspection form in Dashboard.

If you have already provided a valid South Carolina licensed mechanic vehicle inspection to Lyft, you do not need to have a new vehicle inspection until that inspection is a year old.

Insurance and Lienholder Disclosures

You can access Lyft’s Certificates of Insurance, including specific coverage limits, here. Depending on its terms, your personal automobile insurance policy may not provide any coverage while you are logged onto the Lyft network and are available to receive a ride request, or are engaged in a prearranged ride. Under South Carolina law, if your vehicle has a lien against it, you have a duty to notify the lienholder that you will be using the vehicle for transportation services that may violate the terms of the contract with the lienholder. You must provide the lender with this form. You are required by South Carolina law to maintain evidence that this notice has been sent to the lien holder, and wait seven days prior to commencing driving with Lyft.

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Updating Your Driver Profile

Document Renewals

Georgia drivers are required to maintain a current driver's license. Always update your documents via the Dashboard when they expire.

Moving to or From Georgia as an Existing Lyft Driver

If you're already a driver in a different state, and you're moving to Georgia, send us a message with the following info:

  • The date you're moving
  • Your new shipping address

Moving from Georgia to a different state? Find your new market here to see what steps you'll need to take.

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