- City and State Pages
- Becoming a Driver
- Displaying the Lyft Emblem
- Giving Airport Rides
- Moving to a New City
- Getting a New Car
Click here and look for the page that corresponds to your city or state for specific application instructions and driver requirements.
In order to become a driver, you must meet all of our basic criteria. If your city or state is in this list, click on the link to see important region-specific information. If you drive in one of these markets, make sure to check your email regularly for important compliance updates.
In most regions, applicants meet with a Lyft Mentor to get their car inspected and take a practice ride. If your city is in the list, you may need to visit an approved inspection facility or meet with a mechanic instead.
Once you've been approved to drive, print out a temporary emblem for your windshield (please print it in color, not black and white). A Welcome Kit with the official emblem will come shortly after you're approved. If you didn't receive an emblem or need a new one, let us know so we can send one ASAP.
While giving Lyft rides, you are strongly encouraged to display the emblem in the lower-right corner of your windshield. Not wearing the Lyft emblem puts you at risk of a citation.
Make sure to remove the emblem when you're not in driver mode, especially at the airport. Airports may give you a ticket for wearing the emblem while giving a non-Lyft ride.
Note: In the following cities and states, local regulations require drivers to display the emblem when driving on the Lyft platform:
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Austin Airport (glowstache or emblem)
- Washington, DC
- Broward County, Florida
- Orlando, Florida
- Chicago, Illinois
- Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Portland, Oregon
- Seattle/King County, Washington
Learn about giving airport rides and our current airport operations across the country:
If you're moving to one of the cities or states listed here, click its link to see if you need to get a special license, permit, or inspection.
If you're moving between states, you may need to obtain a new license, registration and/or insurance certificate and send them in. Make sure to check out in-state document requirements and exceptions.
If you get a new car and drive in one of the regions listed here, click its link to see if you need to get a vehicle permit, send us the registration, or get a certified inspection.