Georgia Driver Information
This page provides information about vehicle, driver, and document requirements, state regulations, insurance coverage, and city-specific requirements, needed to drive with Lyft in the state of Georgia.
To apply to drive in Georgia, submit an application online or in the Lyft Driver app –– download it from the App Store (iOS) or the Google Play store. To be approved to drive, applicants must meet these requirements.
What you need to drive with Lyft in Georgia
Drivers are required to maintain current documents. Failing to update a required document before the expiration date results in temporary deactivation.
Use your Lyft Driver app or Driver Dashboard to upload your documents. To add documents in the app, tap 'Account' in the main menu, then 'Documents.
Different regions in this state have specific vehicle age requirements. Click here to see if your vehicle qualifies. All vehicles must meet the following criteria:
- 2011 or newer
- 4 doors
- 5-8 seats, including the driver's
- Not a taxi, stretch limousine, or non-Express Drive rental vehicle
- Not titled as salvage, non-repairable, rebuilt or any other equivalent classification
See if your car qualifies for Lyft Lux or Lyft Lux Black to earn more on each ride.
In select cities, you can rent a car through Express Drive with standard insurance included. Rental vehicles must be rented through the Express Drive program to be approved for use on the Lyft platform.
- Valid driver’s license — Temporary or out-of-state licenses are also acceptable
- You must be 25 years or older to drive
- Pass a driver screening, which reviews your driving history and criminal background check. Learn more about driver screenings.
- Any smartphone that can download and run the Lyft Driver app. See phone software recommendations.
- Driver profile photo: Learn how to take the best photo
- Vehicle registration
- Personal vehicle insurance
- Airport placard (if you plan to drive at ATL): Eligible only to 2014 vehicles or newer.
If you're interested in also driving in Alabama, the only other document you'll need is your vehicle inspection. Alabama requires your vehicle be inspected by an ASE or ATTI Certified Mechanic.
- Get the inspection form here. Once the inspection is completed by a mechanic in Alabama, upload it in your Lyft Driver app or Driver Dashboard. To add documents in the app, tap 'Account' in the main menu, then 'Documents.
- See our Alabama article to read more about rules and regulations you'll need to follow while driving there.
If you're interested in driving in South Carolina, you will also need a separate South Carolina vehicle inspection.
See Pickups in South Carolina for more info on their vehicle inspection and insurance requirements.
Drivers are required 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.
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, order one in your Lyft Driver app or Dashboard. While waiting for it to arrive, you may print a temporary emblem.
Georgia driver regulations
Be sure to follow these rules when giving rides in Georgia, and keep an eye on your email for important updates from Lyft.
Hourly driver mode limits
In Georgia, Lyft’s standard time limit for driver mode applies.
Pickups in South Carolina
If you operate in a market close to the border with South Carolina, and plan on picking up passengers there, you are required to obtain an additional vehicle inspection. South Carolina law requires anyone who picks up passengers in South Carolina to have their vehicle inspection completed by a licensed mechanic within 30 days of being approved as a driver. The mechanic must be licensed and located in South Carolina.
- Print this form.
- Bring the form to a local mechanic and have them inspect your vehicle.
- Upload the completed inspection form in your Lyft Driver app or Dashboard.
If you have already provided a valid South Carolina licensed mechanic vehicle inspection to Lyft, you do not need to have a new vehicle inspection until that inspection is a year old.
Insurance and Lien holder Disclosures
You can access Lyft’s proof of insurance, including specific coverage limits, here. Depending on its terms, your personal automobile insurance policy may not provide any coverage while you are logged onto the Lyft network and are available to receive a ride request, or are engaged in a prearranged ride. Under South Carolina law, if your vehicle has a lien against it, you have a duty to notify the lien holder that you will be using the vehicle for transportation services that may violate the terms of the contract with the lien holder. You must provide the lender with this form. You are required by South Carolina law to maintain evidence that this notice has been sent to the lien holder, and wait seven days prior to commencing driving with Lyft.
- Display all required emblems and placards
- Always have your driver’s license and insurance document
- Follow all airport rules
- Don't accept street hails
- Don't accept cash for rides
- Don't wait in taxi lines
Know your insurance
Review Lyft's coverage here.
Moving to or from Georgia
If you're already a driver in a different state, and you're moving to Georgia, send us a message with the following info:
- The date you're moving
- Your new shipping address
Moving from Georgia to a different state? Find your new market here to see what steps you'll need to take.