Minnesota | Minneapolis/St. Paul Driver Application Requirements

Applicant Requirement Checklist

View Minnesota applicant requirements.

Document Requirements
  • Vehicle inspection form
  • Minnesota or Wisconsin driver's license
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle insurance
Vehicle Requirements
  • 2004 or newer
  • 2008 vehicles and older must have less than 150K mileage
  • 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
    • Print the form. Follow the instructions in your application — they'll let you know where and when to go for your inspection.
    • Upload the form. Upload a photo of the completed form in the Dashboard.
    • Keep the form in your glovebox. The city may ask you to produce it when they do audits of drivers.
  • Minnesota or Wisconsin driver's license
    Drivers are required to have a valid Minnesota or Wisconsin driver's license. If you only have a temporary license, take a side-by-side photo of your old driver's license next to the temporary license. See example.
  • 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.
  • Vehicle insurance
    Drivers are required to have personal vehicle insurance.

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
Local regulations require that all Lyft drivers display two Lyft emblems while in driver mode. One goes on the lower corner of your windshield, another one in the lower corner of your rear windshield. The Lyft emblem is Lyft’s official trade dress. It helps passengers and law enforcement identify your vehicle.

Make sure to remove the emblems when you are not in driver mode.