Pennsylvania Driver Application Requirements

Applicant Requirement Checklist

Document Requirements
  • Driver's license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Vehicle inspection sticker
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
Vehicle Requirements
  • 2004 or newer (2003 or newer in Pittsburgh)
  • Fewer than 350,000 miles
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver's
  • No taxis, livery vehicles, limos, black cars, or other for-hire vehicles

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.

  • 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.
  • Vehicle registration
    Drivers are required to upload a copy of their vehicle registration.
  • Vehicle inspection sticker

    Drivers are required to upload a photo of their vehicle's state inspection sticker. We accept inspection stickers from:


    To find an inspection location, schedule an appointment, or upload a photo of your inspection sticker, see the Dashboard.
  • 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.
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
Drivers in Philadelphia are required to display two Lyft emblems while in driver mode, one on the front windshield and the other on the rear windshield. In other Pennsylvania cities, drivers are required to display one Lyft emblem on the front windshield. The Lyft emblem is Lyft’s official trade dress. It helps passengers and law enforcement identify your vehicle.

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