State Vehicle Requirements for Uber and Lyft

 

Trying to list your car on HyreCar or drive of Uber and Lyft, but you’re not sure if your car qualifies? We did the research so you don’t have to. Below is a state by state guide for vehicle requirements to determine if your car qualifies for ridesharing. For those that own subcompact cars, please note that Lyft no longer allows drivers to use sub-compact vehicles.

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Alabama

Inspection: Uber/Lyft

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle inspection form
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • Model year 2004 or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Seats and seat belts for driver and 4 passengers
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass a vehicle inspection

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Alaska

Inspection: Uber/Lyft

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 200 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 12-year-old or newer
  • 4-door car or minivan
  • Seats and seat belts for driver and 4 passengers
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass a vehicle inspection

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Arizona

Inspection: Uber/Lyft

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle inspection form
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer
  • Eastern Arizona
  • Lake Havasu
  • Northern Arizona
  • Yuma
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15-year-old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass a vehicle inspection

If you have a vehicle model year that’s at least 1998 or newer, you may qualify for UberEATS

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary Arizona registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. Insurance must be valid in the state of Arizona. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Arkansas

Inspection: Uber/Lyft

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Fayetteville
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15-year-old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass a vehicle inspection within 90 days of activation

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

California

Inspection: Uber/Lyft

 

Lyft

Uber[a][b]

Document Requirements

  • California driver’s license
  • California vehicle insurance
  • Vehicle inspection form
  • California license plate
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Bakersfield
  • Eastern Sierras
  • Fresno
  • Inland Empire/San Bernardino
  • Lake Tahoe
  • Los Angeles
  • Modesto
  • Monterey
  • Napa & Sonoma
  • Orange County
  • Sacramento
  • San Diego
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Cruz
  • Stockton
  • Ventura
  • 2004 or newer:
  • San Fransisco
  • Silicon Valley/San Jose
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15-year-old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass a vehicle inspection 

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Colorado

Inspection: Uber/Lyft

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle inspection form
  • Colorado vehicle registration
  • Colorado TNC Medical Exam
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15-year-old or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify; however, it does need to be registered in the state of Colorado.  

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Connecticut

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2007 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 12-year-old or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. As part of statewide Transportation Network Company Regulations for Connecticut, all partners must keep a paper copy of Certificates of Insurance (COI) in their vehicle while driving on the Uber platform – this includes the COIs associated with the rideshare insruance Uber maintains on behalf of its driver-partners.

Delaware

Inspection: Uber/Lyft

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle inspection
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15-year-old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

State inspection

Your motor vehicle must meet all applicable inspection requirement and you must maintain a valid inspection certificate of approval for the vehicle on your car and a copy in your account.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Florida

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle inspection
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15-year-old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify, but the VIN on the insurance must match the VIN on the registration

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Your name must be listed as a driver as well as the make and year of the vehicle.

Georgia

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2007 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s
  • Taxis and stretch limousines are not allowed on the Lyft platform

Minimum Requirements

  • 15-year-old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Hawaii

Inspection: Inspection Sticker

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle inspection sticker (Honolulu only)
  • Vehicle registration (Honolulu only)
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15-year-old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • No taxi/neon color paint job – yellow, orange, bright green, pink, etc.
  • No after market and manufacturer paint jobs and no decals

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Idaho

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Coeur d’Alene
  • Idaho Falls
  • 2004 or newer:
  • Boise
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15-year-old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Indiana

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Gary
  • Muncie
  • Terra Haute
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15-year-old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The VIN, license plate, and expiration date must be listed on the registration. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. Your name, vehicle VIN, and expiration date of policy must appear on your insurance document. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Iowa

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15-year-old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Proof of vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must have proof of valid personal Insurance. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Illinois

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle inspection form

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2009 or newer:
  • Bloomington
  • 2005 or newer:
  • Decatur
  • Kanakee
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15-year-old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass a vehicle inspection

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must have proof of valid personal Insurance. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Kansas

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Manhattan
  • Topeka
  • Western Kansas
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15-year-old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must have proof of valid personal Insurance. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Kentucky

Inspection: Uber/Lyft

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle inspection form

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer:
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15-year-old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must have proof of valid personal Insurance. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Uber Decal

Under local regulations for Kentucky, all partners must display an Uber decal on their vehicle while online. Place it on your passenger-side, front windshield facing outward. Your can remove it when you decide to go offline and save it for next time.

Once your become an Uber partner, we will mail you a decal. You should receive it within 7 business days.

Need a temporary decal? Print one at home here. If needed you can also order a new decal here.

Vehicle inspection

The State of Kentucky requires all partners to complete a vehicle inspection within 30 days of becoming active on the Uber platform.

Louisiana

Inspection: Break Tag Inspection

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Brake tag inspection sticker

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2006 or newer:
  • Baton Rouge
  • 2005 or newer:
  • Monroe
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s
  • No commercial vehicles (Lafayette and Shreveport only)

Minimum Requirements

  • Vehicle within 8 model years
  • Louisiana Driver’s License
  • Louisiana Registration
  • Valid Insurance with your name on it
  • Louisiana Brake Tag

To pick up in Jefferson or St. Tammany Parish:

  • Model year 2005 or newer
  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Valid Registration from any state
  • Valid Insurance with your name on it

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. Your name must be on the insurance document and the VIN on the registration and insurance docs must match. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Maine

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • Model year must be 15 years old or newer
  • 4-door cars, minivans and pickup trucks eligible
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Must have functional safety belts for all seats, driver and passenger
  • No large passenger vans or commercial/heavy duty trucks

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws.  In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Maryland

Inspection: VMDC

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration
  • Virginia, Maryland, or DC Inspection

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2007 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 12-year-old-vehicle or newer
  • 4-door cars
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass a vehicle inspection

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws.  In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Massachusetts

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer:
  • Cape Cod
  • Sprinfield
  • Worcester
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15- year- old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door cars
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify. We will mail you a decal, and you receive it, place it on you passenger-side windshield facing outward.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws.  In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

State inspection

Your motor vehicle must meet all applicable inspection requirements and you must maintain a valid inspection certificate of approval for the vehicle on your car and a copy in your account.

Michigan

Inspection: Uber/Lyft

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration
  • Vehicle inspection form

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2006 or newer:
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify. We will mail you a decal, and you receive it, place it on you passenger-side windshield facing outward.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws.  In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Michigan

Inspection: Uber/Lyft

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration
  • Vehicle inspection form

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2006 or newer:
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must have proof of valid personal Michigan No-Fault Auto Insurance. This must list the vehicle and the driver’s name on the policy.

In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all US partners.

Minnesota

Inspection: Uber/Lyft

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Minnesota or Wisconsin driver’s license
  • Vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer
  • 2008 vehicles and older must have less than 150K mileage
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15-year-old-vehicle or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Vehicle that are between 11 and 15 years old must have fewer than 150,000 miles.

City Knowledge Survey

Due to local regulations, all Uber partners must complete a one-time, 10-question City Knowledge Survey to demonstrate knowledge of driving in the Twin Cities.

  • Brush up on what you’ll need to know here
  • Take the City Knowledge Survey by clicking here
  • After passing, download the passed certificate (a photo or screenshot is fine)
  • To upload your certificate in the Uber Driver app, select ‘Account’ in the bottom right hand corner, tap ‘Documents’ and ‘City Knowledge Survey

Uber Vehicle Decals

Under local regulations for Minneapolis – St. Paul, all partners must display Uber decals on their vehicle while online. Place one on your front passenger windshield and rear passenger windshield. You can remove them when you decide to go offline and save them for the next time. Pro tip: keep the paper it comes with to place your sticker on when not in use.

Once you become an Uber partner, we will mail you decals. You should receive it within 7 business days. If you ever need a new decal after you become a partner, you can request a new one be mailed to you.

Mississippi

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Gulfport-Bilaxi
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15- year- old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door car or minivan
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Missouri

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2007 or newer:
  • St. Louis
  • 2005 or newer:
  • Springfield
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15- year- old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door vahicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Montana

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer:
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15- year- old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door car
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Nebraska

Inspection: Uber/Lyft

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle inspection

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Western Nebraska
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15- year- old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door car
  • Body style: Any with 4 full, independently opening doors
  • Seating: Must have seats AND seatbelts for driver and 4 passengers
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • Registration: Photo of registration
  • Must have a clean title (no salvage or rebuilt titles)
  • No commercial branding or taxi color paint jobs
  • No large passenger vans or commercial/Heavy Duty trucks
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass vehicle inspection 

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Nevada

Inspection: Uber/Lyft

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle inspection

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Western Nebraska
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15- year- old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Body style: Any with 4 full, independently opening doors
  • Seating: Must have seats AND seatbelts for driver and 4 passengers
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • Registration: Photo of registration
  • Must have a clean title (no salvage or rebuilt titles)
  • No commercial branding or taxi color paint jobs
  • No large passenger vans or commercial/Heavy Duty trucks
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass vehicle inspection 

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Vehicle inspection

Lincoln requires all uberX/XL vehicles being used for ridesharing to have an annual vehicle inspection. Follow the step-by-step instructions to help you through the process

New Hampshire

Inspection: Inspection sticker

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle inspection
  • Vehicle inspection sticker

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15- year- old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door cars, minivans and pickup trucks eligible
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding or taxi color paint jobs
  • No large passenger vans or commercial/Heavy Duty trucks
  • No commercial branding
  • Must have functional safety belts for all seats, driver and passenger

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

New Jersey

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle Registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer:
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15- year- old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door car
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. For uberX and uberXL in NJ that means valid insurance with coverage that meets or exceeds New Jersey’s minimum financial responsibility requirements, with that partner’s name on the insurance policy.

In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

New Mexico

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration
  • ASE vehicle inspection form

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Las Cruces
  • Roswell
  • Taos
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15- year- old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door car
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass vehicle inspection 

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

New Mexico

Inspection: ASE inspection

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration
  • ASE vehicle inspection form

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Las Cruces
  • Roswell
  • Taos
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15- year- old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door car
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass vehicle inspection 

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

New York

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • New York State driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s
  • No taxis, livery vehicles, limos, black cars, or other far-hire vehicles

Minimum Requirements

  • 4-door car or minivan
  • Model year 2006 or newer unless otherwise stated (NOTE: Some vehicle models have a high minimum year requirement)
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Your vehicle must have a vehicle emissions inspection at a NYS DMV inspection facility

TLC insurance and plating

  • Your vehicle must have commercial insurance, TLC plates, and be affiliated with a base
  • You must be listed as an insured driver on the vehicle’s insurance policy

North Carolina

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Outer Banks
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15- year- old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door car
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass a vehicle inspection (only if you have an out-of-state vehicle)

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

North Dakota

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15- year- old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door car
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Ohio

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle Registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer:
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15- year- old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door car
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Driver’s License

Your US driver’s license must not be expired and you will need to indicate that you have had a US license for at least one year (three years if you are 21 or 22).

If you have been issued a new driver’s license from the state of Ohio in the past year, please follow the instructions below:

  • Upload a photo of your old driver’s license to Checkr to complete your background check
  • If you do not have a copy of your old license, click the link below and download Form 1173 to request your driving history from the Ohio BMV. Once you receive the records, please upload it to Checkr to complete your background check

Note: A driving abstract from the Ohio BMV will not satisfy the history requirement for the background check, this can only be done by an old license or the instructions below.

Oklahoma

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2009 or newer:
  • Ardmore
  • Woodward
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15- year- old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door car
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

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Oregon

Inspection: Uber/Lyft

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration
  • Driver Certification Card (Eugene only)
  • For-hire Driver Permit (Ashland and Roseburg only)

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer: All other cities
  • 2003 or newer:
  • Ashland
  • Medford
  • Roseburg
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15- year- old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door car
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • No rebuilt/salvage titles
  • Pass a vehicle inspection 

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Pennsylvania

Inspection: Inspection sticker

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration
  • Driver Certification Card (Eugene only)

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer
  • Fewer than 350,000 miles
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s
  • No taxis, livery vehicles, limos, black cars, or other for fire vehicles

Minimum Requirements

  • 15- year- old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door car
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass a vehicle inspection 

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

State inspection

Your motor vehicle must meet all applicable inspection requirements and you must maintain a valid inspection certificate of approval for the vehicle on your car and a copy in your account.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Rhode Island

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • Model year 2005 or newer (no older than 15 years)
  • 4-door car or minivan
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass a vehicle inspection 

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

South Carolina

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • Model year 2005 or newer (no older than 15 years)
  • 4-door car or minivan
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass a vehicle inspection within 30 days of taking your first trip.  

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

South Dakota

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2009 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • Model year 2005 or newer (no older than 15 years)
  • Minimum of 5-7 Factory-Installed Seatbelts
  • 4-door car or minivan
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass a vehicle inspection within 30 days of taking your first trip.  

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Tennessee

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Cookeville
  • Jackson
  • John City
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15- year- old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door car
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Texas

Inspection: Registration sticker

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Texas vehicle registration sticker

Vehicle Requirements

  • 20010 or newer:
  • Austin
  • San Antonio
  • Dallas Fort Worth
  • 2005 or newer:
  • Abilene
  • Amarillo
  • Tyler
  • Victoria
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15- year- old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door car
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Utah

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Utah driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Utah vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15- year- old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door car
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Driver’s License

Salt Lake City partners must have a Utah driver’s license in order to drive on the Uber platform.

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify. However, it does need to be registered in the state of Utah

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners. Insurance policies must be taken out in state of Utah

Vermont

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2009 or newer:
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • Model year 2005 or newer (no older than 15 years)
  • 4-door car or minivan
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection requirements

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Virginia

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Virginia, Maryland, or D.C. state vehicle inspection
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer
  • Fredericksburg
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15- year- old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door car
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Inspection

In Virginia, all vehicles operating on the Uber platform must have proof of a Virginia state safety inspection within 30 days of first trip. The photo must be clear and legible, and must have been completed in the last 12 months.

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify. However, it does need to be registered in the state of Utah

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners. Insurance policies must be taken out in State of Utah

Washington

Inspection: Uber/Lyft

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration
  • Business license (Bellingham only)
  • Vehicle inspection form (Bellingham, Kennewick, Olympia/Thurston County, Pullman, Richland, and Spokae)

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2009 or newer:
  • Olympia
  • 2004 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 10-year-old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass a vehicle inspection 

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Washington DC

Inspection: State Inspection

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration
  • Virginia, Maryland, or DC Inspection
  • DFHV non-MSA decal (Active Military members only)

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2009 or newer:
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • DC vehicles must be 10 years or newer
  • Maryland vehicles must be 12 years or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass a vehicle inspection 

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

West Virginia

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Martinsburg
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15- year- old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door car
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Wisconsin

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Janesville
  • Madison
  • Milwaukee
  • Sheboygan-Fond du Lac Area
  • 2004 or newer:
  • Green Bay
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15- year- old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door car
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

West Virginia

Inspection: Registration

 

Lyft

Uber

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minimum Requirements

  • 15- year- old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door car
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

By | 2019-11-24T14:12:09+00:00 January 30th, 2019|2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Pedro Duran June 6, 2019 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    trying to register my car at new york state, (not nyc), and i know its work for suburbs like yonkers and westchester or long island, but you guys need a 19 points inspection that new york dont use in cars,.

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