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.
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.
2007 or newer: Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Tucson
2009 or newer: All other cities
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hourly driver mode limits
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:
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.
Always have your driver’s license and insurance document
Don't accept street hails
Don't accept cash for rides
Don't wait in taxi lines
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.