Washington | Seattle, King County, & Tacoma Driver Application Requirements

Applicant Requirement Checklist

View Washington applicant requirements.

Document Requirements
  • Washington driver's license
  • Washington vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
Vehicle Requirements
  • 2009 or newer (2008 or newer with a valid FHP)
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver's

Application Steps

1

Start an Application

Apply to drive with Lyft.

2

Visit the Hub for a Vehicle Inspection

Visit the Lyft Hub in Seattle for your vehicle inspection* and/or help uploading your documents.

1012 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

You can also visit the following locations in Tacoma and Everett:

8428 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98444

315 E Casino Rd. Suite A
Everett, WA 98208

Click here to see the days and hours for the inspection locations.

Make sure your vehicle is inspection-ready! To save time, please check that it is cleaned out, all lights work, and ensure that your car has a spare tire and jack.

If you cannot make it to an inspection, you may visit one of the mechanics listed here and have this inspection form completed. Inspections typically cost around $50, but can vary depending on the facility. We recommend calling ahead to confirm price and availability.

Already an approved rideshare driver in Seattle? Go to your Dashboard or app to upload the required documents, or bring them to The Hub.

3

Upload Your Documents

Bring each of these documents with you to the Hub, or take photos of each and upload them in the Dashboard.

  • Washington driver's license
    Drivers are required to have a valid driver's license issued in Washington, unless active duty military. A temporary license is acceptable, but be sure to upload your permanent copy when you receive it.
  • Washington vehicle registration
    Drivers are required to upload a copy of their vehicle registration. It must be issued in Washington, unless active duty military.
  • 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.
4

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.

After you've been approved as a driver, we will help you obtain a TNC Decal and For-Hire Permit. Your TNC Decal should be placed on the inside of your front windshield, behind the rear view mirror. Carry your For-Hire Permit and display your TNC Decal with you at all times while operating as a Lyft driver. Failure to do so may result in citations.