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Professional Black Car drivers resources

All Black Car drivers must meet Lyft’s standard driver requirements for their region. In some cities, only Professional Black Car drivers who meet elevated document requirements are able to give Black rides or perform pickups at select airport zones.
Use the ‘Contact Us’ button at the bottom of this page to verify your professional credentials as a Black Car driver.
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Owner operators or independent drivers that aren't associated with a Fleet company can use the 'Contact Us' button at the bottom of this page with questions.
Black Car Fleet Drivers can contact their Fleet Managers with any questions — including questions about earnings.
Professional Black Car driver requirements overview
Professional Black Car drivers on the Lyft platform must meet the following criteria:
Note: Taxis and stretch limousines are not allowed on the Lyft platform.
Apply to drive
If you’re a Professional Black Car driver that's already on the Lyft platform, use the ‘Contact Us’ button at the bottom of this page to verify your professional credentials.
If you’re a Professional Black Car driver that isn't already on the Lyft platform, complete a Lyft driver application to get started.
If you’re a Black Car fleet manager or the sole proprietor of a Black Car business, and you're interested in partnering with Lyft, apply by visiting our Black Car Fleets page.
Note: Once your drivers accept the fleet invite, they won't be able to drive a personal vehicle. If they want to leave the fleet to drive a personal vehicle, use the ‘Contact Us’ button at the bottom of this page for assistance.
Local Black Car Driver requirements
Select a location to see requirements for Professional Black Car drivers in your area:
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California requirements
Drivers must meet the standard requirements for being a Lyft driver in addition to:
  1. Airport permit (required for airport pickups)
  2. TCP Permit - Class A, B or P
    1. Driver must be listed as an owner/managing member of the TCP certificate holder entity
  3. Certificate of Liability Insurance with a $750,000 minimum
  4. Subcarrier Agreement
Note: Only eligible fleet drivers can operate under another entity’s TCP permit.
Florida requirements
Miami:
Drivers must meet all standard requirements for being a Lyft driver in addition to providing or maintaining:
  1. Chauffeur's driver permit (Miami Dade County, City of Miami, Broward County, Palm Beach County)
  2. Certificate of Liability with a $1,000,000 minimum
  3. Subcarrier Agreement
Orlando:
Drivers must meet all standard requirements for being a Lyft driver in addition to providing or maintaining:
  1. Vehicle-for-hire Driver Permit (City of Orlando or Osceola County)
  2. Certificate of Liability with a $1,000,000 minimum
  3. Subcarrier Agreement
Tampa:
Drivers must meet all standard requirements for being a Lyft driver in addition to providing or maintaining:
  1. Hillsborough County Tax Collector public vehicle driver’s license (PVDL)
  2. Certificate of Liability with a $1,000,000 minimum
  3. Subcarrier Agreement
Atlanta, Georgia requirements
Drivers must meet all standard requirements for being a Lyft driver in addition to providing or maintaining:
  1. Vehicle with Georgia limousine plates
  2. ATL Airport decal (required for airport pickups)
  3. Certificate of Liability with $350,000 minimum
  4. Subcarrier Agreement
Chicago, Illinois requirements
Drivers must meet all standard requirements for being a Lyft driver in addition to providing or maintaining:
  1. Vehicle with Illinois limousine plates
  2. Chicago Registration
  3. Certificate of Liability with $350,000 minimum
  4. Subcarrier Agreement
Boston, Massachusetts requirements
Drivers must meet all standard requirements for being a Lyft driver in addition to providing or maintaining:
  1. Vehicle with Massachusetts limousine plates
  2. Certificate of Liability with a $1,000,000 minimum
  3. Subcarrier Agreement
Nashville, Tennessee requirements
Drivers must meet all standard requirements for being a Lyft driver in addition to providing or maintaining:
  1. OVPH (Driver Permit)
  2. Certificate of Liability with a $1,000,000 minimum
  3. Subcarrier Agreement
Texas requirements
Austin:
Drivers must meet all standard requirements for being a Lyft driver in addition to providing or maintaining:
  1. Chauffeur permit
  2. Certificate of Liability with a $325K combined single limit and $2.5K minimum personal injury protection (listed separately)
  3. Subcarrier Agreement
Dallas:
Drivers must meet all standard requirements for being a Lyft driver in addition to providing or maintaining:
  1. For-hire driver’s license
  2. Certificate of Liability with a $300,000 minimum
  3. Subcarrier Agreement
Houston:
Drivers must meet all standard requirements for being a Lyft driver in addition to providing or maintaining:
  1. Limo license
  2. IAH airport permit
  3. Certificate of Liability with a $500,000 minimum
  4. Subcarrier Agreement
Airport regulations
Airport regulations vary. It’s important to familiarize yourself with the rules at airports where you plan to give rides.
Select your state from this list to see local airport rules, regulations, and pickup/drop-off zones.

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