In some cities, only Professional Black Car drivers who meet elevated document requirements are able to give Lyft Lux Black rides or perform pickups at select airport zones.
All black car drivers must meet Lyft’s standard driver requirements for their region, but it’s important to note that being a Professional Black Car driver is not a requirement to drive on the Lyft platform.
Professional Black Car driver requirements overview
Professional Black Car drivers on the Lyft platform must meet the following criteria:
Black Car fleet companies (and associated Black Car drivers) must meet the requirements above, and also provide:
Note: Taxis and stretch limousines are not allowed on the Lyft platform.
If you’re a Black Car fleet manager or the sole proprietor of a black car business and are interested in partnering with Lyft, complete this form and a Lyft team member will contact you shortly.
Frequently asked questions
I already drive for Lyft, why does this matter to me?
In some cities, only Professional Black Car drivers who meet elevated document requirements will be eligible to give Lux Black rides and have access to priority airport pick ups. Regulatory requirements may require Lyft to collect additional documents in some cities, blocking drivers from giving rides until those requirements are met.
If you drive under a commercial fleet, there will be a separate agreement between Lyft and the Fleet Manager with details regarding pay. All earnings are handled directly by your Fleet Manager.
I’ve submitted my documents and I'm still not approved to drive. What should I do?
The status of your account is likely pending approval. If all documents have been submitted and the requirements above have been met please email email@example.com regarding the status of your documents.
How do I submit my documents?
For owner-operators, a Lyft team member will reach out through SMS to collect the required documents for Professional Black Car drivers. You should receive a text from the phone number 61416 to begin submitting documents.
For fleets, the owner will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org requesting required documents. The documents need to be uploaded to the Google folder provided in the email. Once all documents have been uploaded and approved, Lyft can proceed with adding drivers and vehicles to your fleet.
Why can’t we upload documents through the app?
Currently, drivers are not able to upload Black Car documents in the app. For now, all document collection is through SMS.
Lyft will never contact you through SMS from any other number other than 61416. You can check out more info on communicating securely with Lyft here.
One of my Black Car documents expired and now my vehicle is blocked. What should I do?
Please email email@example.com or respond to the SMS thread from our secure phone number 61416 to inquire about the status of your documents. A Lyft team member will contact you shortly.
Note: Data and messaging rates may apply.
Local Black Car Driver requirements
Select a location to see requirements for Professional Black Car drivers in your area:
Drivers that operate under another entity’s TCP permit (such as fleet drivers) must meet the requirements above, as well as:
Denver, Colorado requirements
Atlanta, Georgia requirements
Vehicle with Georgia limousine plates
Commercial insurance meeting state requirements
Airport decal (required for airport pickups)
Chicago, Illinois requirements
Boston, Massachusetts requirements
Nashville, Tennessee requirements
Airport regulations vary. It’s important to familiarize yourself with the rules at airports where you plan to give rides.
Fleet managers who are interested in allowing their vehicles to give rides on Lyft’s platform should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.