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Nevada Driver Information

This page provides information about vehicle, driver, and document requirements, state regulations, insurance coverage, and city-specific requirements, needed to drive with Lyft in the state of Nevada.

To apply to drive in Nevada, submit an application online or in the Lyft Driver app –– download it from the App Store (iOS) or the Google Play store. To be approved to drive, applicants must meet these requirements.

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What you need to drive with Lyft in Nevada

Drivers are required to maintain current documents. Failing to update a required document before the expiration date results in temporary deactivation.

Use your Lyft Driver app or Driver Dashboard to upload your documents.

Attend a Welcome Session

Visit our Las Vegas or Reno Hub for a Welcome Session with a Lyft representative where you’ll receive a free 22-point vehicle inspection, Lyft trade dress emblem, and Nevada TNC permit number decal. You’ll need all three after you’ve been approved, so keep them safe.

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Vehicle requirements

  • 2009 or newer: Las Vegas
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver's
  • Not on the list of ineligible subcompact vehicles
  • Not a taxi or stretch limousine
  • Not titled as salvage, non-repairable, rebuilt or any other equivalent classification

See if your car qualifies for Lyft Lux or Lyft Lux Black to earn more on each ride.

In select cities, you can rent a car through Express Drive with standard insurance included.

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Driver requirements

  • Valid Nevada driver’s license –  A temporary license is acceptable, but be sure to upload your permanent copy when you receive it.*
  • 21 or older
  • Pass a driver screening, which reviews your driving history and criminal background check. Learn more about driver screenings.
  • Any smartphone that can download and run the Lyft Driver app. See phone software recommendations.

*Active duty military applicants and their dependents can have an out-of-state driver's license and vehicle registration. Visit your local Lyft Hub at 7255 S Tenaya Way and a Lyft representative will help set up your driver account.

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Document requirements

Vehicle inspection

You will receive a free 22-point vehicle inspection at a Lyft Hub Welcome session. The Nevada Vehicle inspection form expires annually and must be updated via the Dashboard when it expires.

For renewals:

  • Las Vegas: Please fill out this digital inspection form and visit the Lyft Hub at 7255 S Tenaya Way to complete your inspection.
  • Reno: Visit the Lyft Reno hub at 634 Ryland St, Reno, NV, 89502 for a free onsite inspection. You'll be asked to fill out a paper form upon arrival.
    • Parking: The entrance and parking are at the back of the building and can be reached off of Wells Ave.

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Nevada TNC Permit Number decal
TNC Decal

Drivers are required by the State of Nevada to always display their Nevada TNC permit number decal (referred to as "Nevada TNC Permit" in the vehicle setup image above), even when they are not in driver mode.

Las Vegas drivers receive their Nevada TNC permit number decal at their welcome session. The Nevada TNC permit number decal should be displayed in the lower corner of your windshield on the passenger side, below where you display your Lyft emblem.

Do not remove your TNC permit number decal. Your TNC permit number decal cannot be moved between vehicles because the permit number on each sticker is specific to the vehicle it is placed on. If you plan to drive more than one vehicle, you will need a TNC permit number decal with a unique permit number for each one.

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Nevada State Business License

All Nevada Lyft drivers are required to get a Nevada State Business License.

As instructed by the Nevada Secretary of State, Lyft cannot accept a "Notice of Exemption" as proof of a Nevada State Business License.

If you do not upload a valid Nevada Business License by your provided personal deadline you will be ineligible to give rides. This license expires yearly; it must be renewed and uploaded through the Dashboard.

If you don't know your personal deadline, ask our Support team by selecting 'Contact Us' below.

 

If you have already have your Nevada State Business License:

Take a photo of your license and either upload it directly to your Dashboard, or send it to our Support team by selecting 'Contact Us' below.

 

How to get a Nevada State Business License:

  1. Create an account with SilverFlume by following these instructions. If you already have an account with SilverFlume, log in here.
  2. Select your Type of Business
  3. Enter your contact information and sign your name
  4. Pay for your Nevada Business License
  5. Once you're registered, return to SilverFlume's website and take a screenshot of your Nevada State Business License details (see example below). You can also take a photo of the physical copy of your license, which may take up to a week to arrive.
  6. Upload the screenshot or document photo directly to your Dashboard, or send it to our Support team by selecting 'Contact Us' below

Note: Before you begin, be sure to have a credit card, debit card, trust account or check ready for the $200 annual fee.

Here's an example screenshot of the Nevada State Business License from the SilverFlume website:

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Here are some examples of the Nevada State Business License document:

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Please keep in mind the above is not business or tax advice.

Questions?

If you have additional questions, or would like to apply for your Nevada Business License in-person, visit the Nevada Secretary of State’s office:

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Clark County Business License - Las Vegas drivers only

Las Vegas requires drivers to obtain a Clark County business license in addition to the Nevada License. A Clark County license card will be sent to drivers after they successfully apply for or renew their license. This license expires yearly; it must be renewed and uploaded through the Dashboard.

Here's an example Clark County license card: 

 

The business license card must be visible in your vehicle and posted on the passenger side of the dashboard. See the McCarran Airport TNC Driver Training Manual for more details.

To get your Clark County Business License, follow these steps:

  1. Obtain a Nevada business license if you don't already have one. You will need your State of Nevada Business ID number to apply for a Clark County business license.
  2. Apply for your Clark County Business License by following these instructions or visiting the Clark County website directly.
  3. Already have a Clark County Business License? Renew your license for the 2019 by following these instructions.

Applications may also be mailed in or dropped off with a check or money order in the amount of a $45 first time application fee (Effective 5/1/19), and an additional $25 license fee payable to "Clark County Business License."

Clark County Office Location:

500 S Grand Central Pkwy, 3rd FloorLas Vegas, NV 89155

 

Here's an example of the Clark County Business License document:

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Emblem requirements

Drivers are required to display the Lyft emblem while in driver mode. The Lyft emblem is Lyft’s official trade dress. It helps passengers and law enforcement identify your vehicle.

Nevada emblem placement

The Lyft emblem should be displayed in the lower corner of your windshield on the passenger side every time you enter driver mode. Make sure to remove the emblem when you are not in driver mode.

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.

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Nevada driver regulations

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

In Nevada, Lyft is regulated by the Nevada Transportation Authority, which can be contacted at 3300 W. Sahara Ave, Ste. 200, Las Vegas, NV 89102. You can click here to file a complaint with the Authority.

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Hourly driver mode limits

Nevada regulations require that you spend no more than 12 hours in driver mode within a 24-hour period.

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Passenger destinations

State law makes it unlawful to take or attempt to take any passenger to a destination other than the one they've requested. Always make sure to take your passenger to their stated destination, or your Lyft driver account could be at risk.

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Where to drive

Las Vegas

The Strip

Lyft is available on and around the Las Vegas Strip. As a driver, you are responsible for familiarizing yourself with each casino and major venue's designated pickup and drop-off areas.

Maps of designated pickup and drop-off areas are available here. Check them out ahead of time so you know where to go.

Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS)

Lyft is available at Las Vegas McCarran (LAS) Airport. Drivers on the Lyft platform are responsible for knowing and following all airport regulations. As a driver, you must follow the rules listed here to avoid receiving administrative citations from LAS Airport.

 
Reno

Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO)

Lyft is available at Reno-Tahoe International (RNO) Airport. Drivers on the Lyft platform are responsible for knowing and following all airport regulations. As a driver, you must follow the rules listed here to avoid receiving administrative citations from RNO Airport.

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Best practices

  • Display all required emblems and placards
  • Always have your driver’s license and insurance document
  • Follow all airport rules
  • Don't accept street hails
  • Don't accept cash for rides
  • Don't wait in taxi lines

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Know your insurance

It’s important to understand Lyft’s insurance policy in the event of an incident. Be sure to review our policy and learn how to view your insurance in the app.

Your personal automobile insurance policy might not provide coverage while you are logged on to the Lyft network and are available to receive ride requests or are engaged in a Lyft ride.

If you've purchased any optional coverages in addition to your personal insurance policy, such as comprehensive and collision, they may not apply to damage incurred while giving rides on the Lyft platform or while logged into driver mode.

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.

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In-person support (Lyft Hubs)

We're opening Lyft Hubs across the country to offer in-person support for drivers. Your local Hub is a one-stop shop for answers on everything from setting up direct deposit to discovering where you’ll get the most ride requests.

Locate a Hub in your area

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Moving to or from Nevada

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

  • The date you're moving
  • Your new shipping address
  • Clear photos of your Nevada-issued driver's license, vehicle registration, and insurance

Active duty military applicants and their dependents can have an out-of-state driver's license and vehicle registration. Visit your local Lyft Hub at 7255 S Tenaya Way and a Lyft representative will help set up your driver account.

Drivers in Nevada are required to obtain a TNC permit number decal, Nevada business license, and Clark County business license (Las Vegas only). Click here for more info, or visit our Hub in Las Vegas.

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

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