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Nevada Driver Requirements

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Apply to Drive in Nevada

Applicant Requirement Checklist

Driver Requirements
  • Age 21+
  • Pass DMV check
  • Pass background check
Vehicle Requirements
  • 2008 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver's
  • Pass vehicle inspection
Document Requirements
  • Nevada driver's license
  • Nevada vehicle registration
  • Nevada vehicle insurance

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Application Step-by-Step

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  1. Start an Application
  2. Upload Your Documents
  3. Go to a Welcome Session
  4. Become Approved

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. Nevada driver's license

    Drivers are required to have a Nevada 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:

    • Issued by the State of Nevada
    • Current (not expired)
    • Images and text clearly legible in the photo
    • All four corners visible in the photo
  2. Nevada vehicle registration
    Registration

    Drivers are required to register their vehicles with the State of Nevada. Temporary vehicle registration is acceptable, but be sure to upload your permanent copy when you receive it.

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

    • Issued by the State of Nevada
    • Current (not expired)
    • Match the vehicle on file with Lyft
    • Images and text clearly legible in the photo
    • All four corners visible in the photo
  3. Nevada personal vehicle insurance
    Insurance

    Drivers are required to have in-state personal vehicle insurance.

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

    • Issued in the State of Nevada
    • 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.

  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.

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3. Go to a Welcome Session

After you apply to drive with Lyft, you will meet with a Lyft representative for a welcome session.

Las Vegas welcome sessions are held at:

900 E Karen Ave, Suite B-206
Las Vegas, NV 89109

During your welcome session, you will receive:

You'll need all three of the documents above after you've been approved, so keep them somewhere safe.

4. 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 welcome session and passed your vehicle inspection.
  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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Get Set to Drive

Get Your Business License(s)

Nevada business license

Nevada BL

All Nevada Lyft drivers are required to get a Nevada business license. Apply online by completing the steps below.

  1. Visit this page to register as a business in Las Vegas or Reno and select ‘Register.’

  2. 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.

  3. On the ‘Quick Start’ page, select ‘Register my Business.’

  4. 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.

  5. For ‘Step 2’ select “Yes.”

  6. Click the “Start” button next to State Business License on your Business Checklist.

  7. Enter your Name, Physical Address & Phone Number.


  8. Lyft drivers are required to get a Nevada business license, so do not apply for an exemption.

  9. 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.
  10. Review the Declaration and Signature tab information before accepting the declarations and submitting your signature.

  11. Review your filing information. This tab also displays the cost of your business license based on the choices you selected.

  12. 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.

  13. 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, you can contact the Nevada Secretary of State’s office:

  • E-mail: support@nvsilverflume.gov
  • Phone: Nevada Secretary of State’s office — 1-800-450-8594 and select option 9
  • In-person: 555 E Washington Ave #5200, Las Vegas, NV 89101

When you print your State Business License, keep it in your vehicle at all times.

Clark County business license (Las Vegas drivers only)

Clark County

 

Las Vegas requires drivers to obtain a Clark County business license in addition to the Nevada license.

  1. 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.
  2. Print a Driver-Independent Contractor application and fill it out.
  3. 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.

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Driver Document Checklist

Make sure you have all the following with you when you enter driver mode:

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Set Your Vehicle up Correctly

 

Display the following in your windshield:

Lyft trade dress emblem

Lyft emblem

Drivers are required by the State of Nevada 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.

Las Vegas drivers receive their Lyft emblem at their welcome session. 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.

Nevada TNC permit number decal

TNC Decal

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.

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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 Where to Drive

Las Vegas

The Strip

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.

Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS)

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.

Reno

Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO)

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.

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Nevada Information & In-Person Support

For in-person support in Las Vegas, visit our local office at:

900 E Karen Ave, Suite C-203
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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.

Lyft Insurance

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.

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Avoid Citations and the Impound Lot

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.

Document Renewals

Drivers on the Lyft platform are required to maintain current documents. Always update your documents via the driver dashboard when they expire.

The following documents expire annually:

In addition to the annual documents, always be sure to upload your driver’s license when you get a new one.

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