Make sure to follow these rules when giving rides in Nevada, and to keep an eye on your email for important news and updates from Lyft.
- Apply to drive
- Setting up your vehicle
- TNC decal & business licenses
- Tips and best practices
- Nevada information & in-person Support
- Document renewals
- Moving to or from Nevada as an existing Lyft driver
Apply to Drive
If you're applying to become a driver in Nevada, check out the application steps.
Drivers are required 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.
Drivers are required by the State of Nevada to always display their Nevada TNC permit number decal (referred to as "Nevada TNC Permit" in the vehicle setup image above), even when they are not in driver mode.
Las Vegas drivers receive their Nevada TNC permit number decal at their welcome session. The Nevada TNC permit number decal should be displayed in the lower corner of your windshield on the passenger side, below where you display your Lyft emblem.
Do not remove your TNC permit number decal. Your TNC permit number decal cannot be moved between vehicles because the permit number on each sticker is specific to the vehicle it is placed on. If you plan to drive more than one vehicle, you will need a TNC permit number decal with a unique permit number for each one.
All Nevada Lyft drivers are required to get a Nevada business license (see sample image below).
As instructed by the Nevada Secretary of State, Lyft can not accept a "Notice of Exemption" as proof of a Nevada State Business License.
If you do not upload a valid Nevada Business License by your provided personal deadline you will be ineligible to give rides.
Already have a Nevada Business License?
If you have already have your Nevada Business License, take a photo of your license and upload it directly to the Dashboard.
Need a Business License?
- Visit this page to register as a business in Las Vegas or Reno and select ‘Register.’
- Complete the contact information section and submit it. Then, check your email for a message from SilverFlume with an account activation link. Click the link and log into your account.
- On the ‘Quick Start’ page, select ‘Register my Business.’
- For ‘Step 1’ select “Yes” you would like to create a domestic business and then select the type of business you would like to set up. Most drivers set up Sole Proprietorships.
- For ‘Step 2’ select “Yes.”
- Click the “Start” button next to State Business License on your Business Checklist.
- Enter your Name, Physical Address & Phone Number.
- Lyft drivers are required to get a Nevada business license, so do not apply for an exemption.
- If you would like to add an optional business name to appear on your business license with your name you may do that on the Fictitious Firm Names/DBAs tab.
- Review the Declaration and Signature tab information before accepting the declarations and submitting your signature.
- Review your filing information. This tab also displays the cost of your business license based on the choices you selected.
- Next, you will return to the My Business Checklist page, where you can check out and pay for your license or complete the remaining tasks on the checklist.
- Print your license – After you check out, your State Business License will be located in the Documents tab at the top of the page. It will be available for 30 days after purchase.
Please keep in mind the above is not business or tax advice.
If you have additional questions, or would like to apply for your Nevada Business License in-person, visit the Nevada Secretary of State’s office:
- In-person: 555 E Washington Ave #5200, Las Vegas, NV 89101
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Phone: Nevada Secretary of State’s office — 1-800-450-8594 and select option 9
Clark County business license (Las Vegas drivers only)
Las Vegas requires drivers to obtain a Clark County business license in addition to the Nevada license.
- Obtain a Nevada business license if you don't already have one (follow the steps above). You will need your State of Nevada Business ID number to apply for a Clark County business license.
- Print a Driver-Independent Contractor application and fill it out.
- Mail it to: Clark County Business License, 500 S Grand Central Pkwy, 3rd Floor, Las Vegas, NV 89155.
After submitting your application, you will receive a business license from Clark County in the mail. Once you receive it, keep it in your vehicle at all times.
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.
- Set your vehicle up correctly every time you drive.
- Follow all airport rules.
- 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.
For in-person support in Las Vegas, visit our local Hub at:
Las Vegas, NV 89113
Monday - Friday 10 am —5 pm, Saturday 10 am — 2 pm
Closed Major Holidays
For applicant support in Reno, please click here to make an appointment and follow the instructions listed.
Who makes the rules anyway?
In Nevada, Lyft is regulated by the Nevada Transportation Authority, which can be contacted at 2290 S Jones Blvd, Suite 110 Las Vegas, NV 89146. You can click here to file a complaint with the Authority.
It’s important to understand Lyft’s insurance policy in the event of an incident. Be sure to review our policy and learn how to view your insurance in the app.
Your personal automobile insurance policy might not provide coverage while you are logged on to the Lyft network and are available to receive ride requests or are engaged in a Lyft ride.
If you've purchased any optional coverages in addition to your personal insurance policy, such as comprehensive and collision, they may not apply to damage incurred while giving rides on the Lyft platform or while logged into driver mode.
If the vehicle you use to provide Lyft rides has a lien against it, you're required to notify the lienholder that you are using the vehicle to give Lyft rides. Using a vehicle with a lien against it to give Lyft rides may violate your contract with the lienholder.
Driver Mode Limits
Nevada regulations state that you cannot spend more than 16 hours in driver mode (or 12 hours of transporting passengers) within any 24-hour period.
Lyft is available on and around the Las Vegas Strip. As a driver, you are responsible for familiarizing yourself with each casino and major venue's designated pickup and drop-off areas.
Maps of designated pickup and drop-off areas are available here. Check them out ahead of time so you know where to go.
Lyft is available at Las Vegas McCarran (LAS) Airport. Drivers on the Lyft platform are responsible for knowing and following all airport regulations. As a driver, you must follow the rules listed here to avoid receiving administrative citations from LAS Airport.
Lyft is available at Reno-Tahoe International (RNO) Airport. Drivers on the Lyft platform are responsible for knowing and following all airport regulations. As a driver, you must follow the rules listed here to avoid receiving administrative citations from RNO Airport.
Drivers on the Lyft platform are required to maintain current documents (license, registration, insurance). Always update your documents via the Dashboard when they expire.
The following documents expire annually:
- Vehicle inspection
- For Reno drivers, please print the inspection form and call 775-827-1700 to make an appointment with Pep Boys at 5000 Smithridge Drive. Please note, inspection fees may apply.
- Nevada vehicle registration
- Personal vehicle insurance
- State of Nevada Business License
- Clark County Business License (Vegas only)
In addition to the annual documents, always be sure to upload your driver’s license when you get a new one.
If you're already a driver in a different state, and you're moving to Nevada, send us a message with the following info:
- The date you're moving
- Your new shipping address
- Clear photos of your Nevada-issued vehicle registration, driver's license, and insurance
Drivers in Nevada are required to obtain a TNC permit number decal, Nevada business license, and Clark County business license (Las Vegas only). Click here for more info, or visit our Hub in Las Vegas.
Moving from Nevada to a different state? Find your new market here to see what steps you'll need to take.