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.
- What you need to drive with Lyft in Nevada
- Attend a Welcome Session
- Vehicle requirements
- Driver requirements
- Document requirements
- Emblem requirements
- Nevada driver regulations
- Know your insurance
- In-person support (Lyft Hubs)
- Moving to or from 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.
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.
Different regions in this state have specific vehicle age requirements. Click here to see if your vehicle qualifies. All vehicles must meet the following criteria:
- 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.
- Valid Nevada driver’s license* – If you only have a temporary license, take a side-by-side photo of your old driver's license or a government-issued photo ID next to the temporary license.
- 25 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 Hub and a Lyft representative will help set up your driver account.
- Driver profile photo: Learn how to take the best photo
- Nevada vehicle registration
- Personal vehicle insurance issued in Nevada
- Vehicle inspection
- Nevada TNC Permit Number decal
- Nevada State Business License
- Clark County Business License - Las Vegas drivers only
The Nevada Vehicle inspection form expires annually and must be updated via the Dashboard when it expires.
You can receive a free 23-point vehicle inspection at our Lyft Las Vegas Hub. Community Associates at our Lyft Hub are trained to perform inspections using Lyft's Nevada 23-point inspection form and will provide the required TNC Permit number decal to vehicles that pass the inspection.
During non-business Hub hours, you can make an appointment with the following partnered locations to complete your vehicle inspection. Please note that fees apply for inspections at PepBoys.
Reno: Make an appointment at the following location to complete your vehicle inspection.
- 300 E Prater Way, Sparks, NV 89431 (PepBoys)
Visit pepboys.com for hours of operation information and to set up an appointment.
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.
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:
- Create an account with SilverFlume by following these instructions. If you already have an account with SilverFlume, log in here.
- Select your Type of Business
- Enter your contact information and sign your name
- Pay for your Nevada Business License
- 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.
- 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:
Here are some examples of the Nevada State Business License document:
Please keep in mind the above is not business or tax advice.
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:
- In-person: 2250 Las Vegas Blvd, Ste 400, Las Vegas, NV 89030
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Phone: Nevada Secretary of State’s office — 1-800-450-8594 and select option 9
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.
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:
- 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.
- Apply for your Clark County Business License by following these instructions or visiting the Clark County website directly.
- Already have a Clark County Business License? Renew your license for 2021 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:
Here's an example of the Clark County Business License document:
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.
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.
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.
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.
In addition to Lyft's mandatory break and time limits, Nevada regulations require that drivers:
- Take a 12 consecutive hours break after providing rides for 12 cumulative hours within a 24-hour period
- Take an 8 consecutive hours break after being in driver mode for 16 cumulative hours within a 24-hour period
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
Review Lyft's coverage here.
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.
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 Hub 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.