Minnesota Driver Application Requirements
Applicant Requirement Checklist
- Driver's license
- Personal vehicle insurance
- Driver photo
- Vehicle registration (Duluth only)
- Vehicle inspection (Duluth and Mankato only)
- 2009 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.
Driver's licenseDrivers are required to have a valid driver's license. If you only have a temporary license, take a side-by-side photo of your old Minnesota driver's license next to the temporary license. See example.
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.
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.
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.