Dallas Driver Requirements

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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
  • Pass city-approved vehicle inspection
Document Requirements
  • Driver's license
  • Texas vehicle registration
  • Vehicle insurance

Application Step-by-Step

1. Start an Application

Apply to drive with Lyft.

2. Meet a Lyft Mentor

You'll select the time and place to have your Mentor Session in your application. Make sure to bring the following with you:

  • Your vehicle
  • Driver's license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Vehicle insurance

Your Mentor will inspect your vehicle, take you on a quick test drive, and upload your documents to our system.

Click for more details about the Mentor Session

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 completed your Mentor Session.
  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 Vehicle and Driver Permits

To apply for your 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.
Upload Your Vehicle Registration

Upload a photo of your windshield's Texas Two-Step Registration Sticker to your Dashboard. Sample image below.

Get Your Vehicle Inspected

Have your vehicle inspected by a certified mechanic:

Existing drivers also need to follow the steps above to obtain a new vehicle inspection if their permit or registration expires.

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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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Avoid Citations and the Impound Lot

Document Renewals

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

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