Michigan Driver Application Requirements

Applicant Requirement Checklist

Document Requirements
  • Vehicle inspection form
  • Driver's license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
Vehicle Requirements
  • 2006 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver's

Application Steps


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
    If you’re applying to be a driver in Detroit, your driver application will direct you to visit one of our office locations. Once there, you'll receive an on-site vehicle inspection or be directed to see a mechanic for one. Our staff will guide you through the process.
    If you've received a message from Lyft informing you of the need to have your vehicle inspected, or if you’re applying to drive anywhere else in Michigan, follow these steps:
    1. Print this inspection form.
    2. Visit one of the inspection locations listed here.
    3. Upload a photo of the completed form in the Dashboard.
  • Driver's license
    Drivers 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 registration
    Drivers are required to upload a copy of their vehicle registration.
  • Personal vehicle insurance
    Drivers are required to have personal vehicle insurance.
  • Driver photo
    Lyft requires a photo of all drivers. Your driver photo is a passenger’s first impression of you when they request a ride.

Become Approved

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

Trade dress emblem placement
Drivers are encouraged 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.