Dallas Driver Information

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Apply to Drive in Dallas

If you're applying to drive anywhere else in Texas, click here.

Applicant Requirement Checklist

Driver Requirements
  • Age 21+
  • Pass DMV check
  • Pass background check
Vehicle Requirements
  • 2004 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver's
Document Requirements
  • Driver's license
  • Vehicle insurance
  • Texas registration sticker

Application Step-by-Step

1. Start an Application

Apply to drive with Lyft.

2. Upload Your Documents

Take photos of each of the documents below and upload them in the Dashboard.

Document photo tips

  • Get good light. Move near a window, turn on a light, or go outside.
  • Avoid using the flash. Your camera's flash can cause a glare.
  • Find a dark background. Place your document on a solid, dark-colored background. The contrast will help your camera focus.

Required Documents

  1. Driver's license

    Drivers are required to have a valid driver's license. A temporary license is acceptable, but be sure to upload your permanent copy when you receive it.

    To prevent delays in the approval process, make sure your license meets the following criteria:

    • Current (not expired)
    • Images and text clearly legible in the photo
    • All four corners visible in the photo
  2. Personal vehicle insurance

    Drivers are required to have personal vehicle insurance.

    To prevent delays in the approval process, make sure your personal vehicle insurance meets the following criteria:

    • Current (not expired)
    • Your name listed
    • Match the vehicle on file with Lyft
    • Include the vehicle year, make, and model
    • Images and text clearly legible in the photo
    • All four corners visible in the photo

    See further instructions on taking an insurance photo.

  3. Texas registration sticker

    Drivers in Dallas are required to upload a photo of their vehicle's Texas registration sticker. If you have recently renewed your registration, but have not yet received your sticker, please upload your Texas registration receipt. If you recently bought a new vehicle, please upload your Buyer's Tag receipt until you receive your registration sticker.

    Texas Reg
  4. Driver photo
    Driver photo

    Lyft requires a photo of all drivers. Your driver photo is a passenger’s first impression of you when they request a ride.

    To prevent delays in the approval process, make sure your driver photo meets the following criteria:

    • Take your photo in a location with good light and a solid background
    • Frame your head and top of your shoulders
    • Make it look like you — no sunglasses, hats, masks, or bluetooth headsets

    See further instructions on taking a driver photo or watch the video.

3. Become Approved

Lyft will notify you when you've been approved as a driver. Until then, you can check your application status for updates.

You'll be approved after each of the following are complete:

  1. You have uploaded all of the documents above.
  2. You have passed your DMV and background checks (they can take anywhere from days to weeks to complete).
  3. Lyft has processed all of your documents and photos.

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After You're Approved

Get Your Dallas Vehicle and Driver Permits

To apply for your Dallas vehicle and driver permits, go to the city's website and follow this step-by-step guide. You will need to submit your SSN for a background check as well as pay for the permits (send us your receipt — we will reimburse you).

City website
  • Vehicle permit: Put the decal on your windshield.
  • Driver permit: Keep it with you in your glovebox.

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Get Set to Drive

Set Your Vehicle up Correctly

windshield setup

Lyft trade dress emblem

Lyft emblem

Drivers are encouraged 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.

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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.

Lyft Insurance

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

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Best Practices to Avoid Citations

Document Renewals

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

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