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Florida Driver Information

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

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

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Get Set to Drive

Set Your Vehicle up Correctly

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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 emblem shortly. If you never received it, or need a new one, send us a message with your shipping address. In the meantime, you can print out a temporary emblem — make sure to print in color.

Get Your Vehicle Inspected (Gainesville Only)

Drivers in Gainesville are required to get an ASE vehicle inspection within 45 days of being approved as a driver.

  1. Print the form.
  2. Bring the form to an ASE licensed mechanic for an inspection.
  3. Upload a photo of the completed inspection form in your Dashboard.

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Hit the Road

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.

Know Your Insurance Coverage

  • Review Lyft's insurance policy here.
  • View your insurance in the app: Settings > Car > Lyft insurance.

Tips and Best Practices

Limits on Time in Driver Mode (Tallahassee and Gainesville only)

Drivers may not operate a TNC vehicle for more than 12 hours within a 24 hour period.

Panama City Beach

Passengers may call the Panama City Beach Police Department at 850-233-5000 to report a crime or suspected violation of the city's ridesharing ordinance that occurs within city limits.

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Updating Your Driver Profile

Document Renewals

Drivers on the Lyft platform are required to maintain current documents (license, registration, insurance). Always update your documents via the Dashboard when they expire.

When your vehicle inspection expires, visit one of the locations in the map below to obtain an inspection and upload it in the Dashboard. We recommend calling ahead to schedule an appointment. Please note, inspection fees may apply.

Moving to or From Florida as an Existing Lyft Driver

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

  • The date you're moving
  • Your new shipping address
  • A clear photo of your Florida-issued driver's license, insurance, and vehicle registration*

*If you were already required to upload all three of these documents when you became a driver, and they were all issued in Florida, you do not need to send them in again.

If you are moving to Gainesville, Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, or Tampa, you will be required to obtain a vehicle inspection. In addition, in Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, and Tampa, vehicles must be from 2007 or newer.

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

Inspection info

Miami-Dade, Broward County, Palm Beach County, and Tallahassee

Have your vehicle inspected by an ASE certified mechanic and keep the completed inspection form with you any time you're in driver mode. Inspections typically cost below $30, and you are welcome to go to your nearest ASE certified facility.

  1. Print the form. Bring this form to one of the ASE certified mechanics listed here.
    If you already have a completed ASE inspection, you do not need to get another one.
  2. Keep the form in your glovebox. Officials may ask you to produce it when they do audits of drivers.
  3. Upload a copy. Scan or take a photo of your completed inspection form and upload it to the dashboard for our records.
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Tampa inspections

Have your vehicle inspected at an MVR-certified repair shop. Inspections typically cost $25, and you are welcome to go to your nearest MVR-certified facility.

If you are already an approved Lyft driver in a different city, follow the steps below to have your vehicle inspected and upload your documents in the Dashboard. Then, let us know you've moved and we'll update your profile.

  1. Print the form. Bring this form to one of the Pep Boys locations listed here or to one of the facilities listed here.
    If you already have a completed inspection form from another ridesharing company, you do not need to get another one.
  2. Keep the form in your glovebox. The city may ask you to produce it when they do audits of drivers.
  3. Upload a copy. Scan or take a photo of your completed inspection form and upload it to the Dashboard for our records.

Gainesville inspections

Drivers are required to get an ASE vehicle inspection within 45 days of being approved to drive in Gainseville.

  1. Print the form.
  2. Bring the form to an ASE licensed mechanic for an inspection.
  3. Upload a photo of the completed inspection form in your Dashboard.

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