Minnesota Driver Application Requirements

Applicant Requirement Checklist

Document Requirements
  • Driver's license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration (Duluth only)
  • Vehicle inspection (Duluth and Mankato only)
Vehicle Requirements
  • Vehicle age:
    • 2002 or newer
    • Duluth only: 2008 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver's

Click here to view Minneapolis/St. Paul driver requirements.

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Vehicle registration (Duluth only)
    Drivers in Duluth are required to upload a photo of their vehicle registration.
  • Vehicle inspection (Duluth and Mankato only)

    Drivers in Duluth are required to have their vehicle inspected by an ASE certified mechanic. An inspection location will be assigned in your driver application.
    Drivers in Mankato may visit any mechanic with Lyft's inspection form.


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.