Oregon Driver Application Requirements

Applicant Requirement Checklist

View Portland applicant requirements.

Document Requirements
  • Driver's license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Driver Certification Card (Eugene only)
  • For-Hire Driver Permit (Ashland, Grants Pass, and Roseburg only)
Vehicle Requirements
  • Portland: 2009 or newer (see all Portland requirements)
  • Eugene: 2004 or newer
  • All other cities: 2003 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.

  • 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.

    Note: Drivers in Ashland and Roseburg are required to have a driver's license issued by the State of Oregon.
  • 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.
  • Driver Certification Card (Eugene only)

    Eugene drivers are required to upload a photo of their Driver Certification Card.

    Heads up: Your background check must be completed before you go to the City of Eugene office.

    To get your Driver Certification Card:

    1. Upload your vehicle inspection and vehicle insurance in the Lyft Driver App
    2. Wait for your Lyft Background Check to complete. You'll see a green checkmark in the app which will indicate it’s complete.
    3. Visit the City of Eugene office to submit your Driver Certification application and pay the $65 application fee to the City of Eugene. Bring your smartphone to show that your background check is complete and that you've uploaded your vehicle inspection and insurance documents. The office is located at:

    99 W 10th Ave
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Check the City of Eugene's website for current hours of operation

    Already have a Driver Certification Card? Upload it to your profile in the Lyft Driver App. You don't need to come to the City of Eugene office in-person. However, you will need to email a photo of your vehicle inspection and proof of insurance to: jimi.j.parker@ci.eugene.or.us.

  • For-Hire Driver Permit (Ashland, Grants Pass, and Roseburg only)
    Drivers in Ashland and Roseburg are required to have a for-hire driver permit.

    Select your city below for instructions to get your for-hire driver permit:

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 required 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.