Minnesota | Minneapolis/St. Paul Driver Application Requirements

Applicant Requirement Checklist

Document Requirements
  • Vehicle inspection form
  • Minnesota or Wisconsin driver's license
  • Driver photo
  • Minnesota or Wisconsin vehicle insurance
Vehicle Requirements
  • 2005 or newer
    • Vehicles from 2005, 2006, & 2007: Odometer reading of less than one hundred and fifty thousand (150,000) miles
    • Vehicles 2008 and newer: No odometer reading restriction
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver's
  • Click here to view Minnesota driver requirements.

    Application Steps

    1

    Start an Application

    Apply to drive with Lyft.

    2

    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 driver's license, issued in Minnesota or Wisconsin. A temporary license is acceptable, but be sure to upload your permanent copy when you receive it.
    • 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.
    • Minnesota or Wisconsin vehicle insurance
      Drivers are required to have personal vehicle insurance, issued in Minnesota or Wisconsin.
    3

    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.