Illinois Driver Application Requirements
Applicant Requirement Checklist
- Vehicle inspection form
- Driver's license
- Vehicle registration
- Personal vehicle insurance
- Driver photo
- 2009 or newer:
- 2005 or newer:
- 2003 or newer: All other cities
- 4 doors
- 5-8 seats, including the driver's
Start an Application
Apply to drive with Lyft.
Upload Your Documents
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.
Heads up: Chicago has specific inspection requirements, including a different inspection form. Review the Chicago applicant requirement page for more details. Existing Chicago drivers can print the Chicago inspection form and bring it to any licensed mechanic for a re-inspection.
For all other Illinois cities, follow the steps below:
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.
Drivers in Peoria must have an Illinois-issued driver's license.
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.