Make sure to follow these rules when giving rides in South Dakota, 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
- Document renewals
- Business license (Vermillion only)
- Moving to or from South Dakota as an existing Lyft driver
Apply to Drive
If you're applying to become a driver in South Dakota, 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.
- Information about Lyft's insurance policy, including the types and limits of coverage, is available here.
- View your insurance in the app: Settings > Car > Lyft insurance.
- Your own motor vehicle insurance policy might not provide any coverage while you are logged on to Lyft's digital network, depending on its terms.
- Set your vehicle up correctly every time you drive.
- Do not accept street hails.
- Do not accept cash for rides.
- Do not wait in taxi lines.
- If you run into any issues on the road, let us know.
Drivers on the Lyft platform are required to maintain current documents (license, registration, insurance). Always update your documents via the Dashboard when they expire.
If you plan to drive in the City of Vermillion, please apply for a Vermillion Business License. Once received, display the copy of the Business License in your vehicle and have it available for inspection upon request.
If you're already a driver in a different state, and you're moving to South Dakota, send us a message with the following info:
- The date you're moving
- Your new shipping address
- A clear photo of your vehicle registration*
Please note: vehicles in South Dakota must be from 2009 or newer.
*If you were already required to upload your vehicle registration when you became a driver, you do not need to send it in again.
Moving from South Dakota to a different state? Find your new market here to see what steps you'll need to take.