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    Arizona 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 Arizona.
    To apply to drive in Arizona, 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.
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    What you need to drive with Lyft in Arizona

    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.
    Vehicle requirements
    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:
    • 2007 or newer: Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Tucson
    • 2009 or newer: All other cities
    • 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.
    Driver requirements
    Document requirements
    • Driver profile photo: Learn how to take the best photo.
    • Vehicle registration
    • Personal vehicle insurance
    • Arizona vehicle inspection: If your vehicle is older than 10 years; a vehicle condition attestation certifying that your vehicle meets the Arizona vehicle safety and emissions standards for private vehicles if your vehicle is 10 years old or newer. See how to get your inspection.
    Arizona vehicle inspection
    Drivers with vehicles older than 10 years are required to have a vehicle inspection before becoming approved to drive. Drivers with vehicles 10 years old or newer that do not get an inspection must complete a vehicle condition attestation certifying that their vehicle meets the Arizona vehicle safety and emissions standards for private vehicles.
    Print out this inspection form and bring it to a licensed mechanic.
    Emblem 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.
    Shows where to place Lyft emblem on front windshield.
    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.
    Image of the 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, order one in your Lyft Driver app or Dashboard. While waiting for it to arrive, you may print a temporary emblem.

    Arizona driver regulations

    Be sure to follow these rules when giving rides in Arizona, and keep an eye on your email for important updates from Lyft.
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    Hourly driver mode limits
    In Arizona Lyft’s standard time limit for driver mode applies.
    Annual vehicle inspection
    Drivers in Arizona are required to obtain an annual vehicle inspection.
    A notification will be shown in your Driver app letting you know when this is required. Print out this form and bring it to a licensed mechanic.
    To prevent delays in the inspection approval process, make sure your inspection meets the following criteria when you upload it in the Dashboard:
    • Passed inspection
    • All fields filled in
    • Match the vehicle(s) on file with Lyft
    • Images and text clearly legible in the photo
    Drivers with vehicles 10 years old or newer may complete a vehicle condition attestation certifying that their vehicle meets the Arizona vehicle safety and emissions standards for private vehicles instead of an annual inspection.
    Best practices
    • 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 Arizona

    If you're already a driver in a different state, and you're moving to Arizona, send us a message with the following info:
    • The date you're moving
    • Your new shipping address
    • A clear photo of your vehicle registration*
    • A clear photo of your passed inspection form**
    *If you were already required to upload your vehicle registration when you became a driver, you do not need to send it in again.
    **Please print out this form and bring it to a licensed mechanic for an inspection.
    Moving from Arizona to a different state? Find your new market here to see what steps you'll need to take.

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