Illinois | Chicago Driver Application Requirements
Applicant Requirement Checklist
- Vehicle inspection form
- Driver's license
- Vehicle registration
- Personal vehicle insurance
- Driver photo
- 2004 or newer
- 4 doors
- 5-8 seats, including the driver's
Start an Application
Apply to drive with Lyft.
Come to a Welcome Session
Visit the following location for a Welcome Session with a Lyft representative, where you'll receive a vehicle inspection and upload the documents listed below.
Chicago Lyft Hub
3976 N. Avondale Ave, 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60641
8 AM - 8 PM, Monday - Friday
9 AM - 5 PM, Saturday
12 PM - 5 PM, Sunday
Upload Your Documents
At your Welcome Session, a Lyft representative will help you take photos of each of the documents below and upload them in the Dashboard.
Vehicle inspection form
Drivers are required to have a vehicle inspection before becoming approved to drive. Your vehicle will be inspected at your Welcome Session. Make sure to keep the completed inspection form in your glovebox.Heads up: Existing Chicago drivers can print the Chicago inspection form and bring it to any licensed mechanic for a re-inspection.
Driver's licenseDrivers are required to have a valid driver's license. A temporary license is acceptable, but be sure to upload your permanent copy when you receive it.
Vehicle registrationDrivers are required to upload a copy of their vehicle registration.
Personal vehicle insuranceDrivers are required to have personal vehicle insurance.
Driver photoLyft requires a photo of all drivers. Your driver photo is a passenger’s first impression of you when they request a ride.
Lyft will notify you when you've been approved as a driver. Until then, you can check your application status for updates.
Get Set to Drive
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.
You will also receive an airport decal and city tax emblem to display in your vehicle.