Washington Driver Application Requirements

Applicant Requirement Checklist

View Seattle, King County, & Tacoma applicant requirements.

Document Requirements
  • Vehicle inspection form (Bellingham, Kennewick, Olympia/Thurston County, Pullman, Richland, and Spokane)
  • Driver's license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Business license (Bellingham only)
Vehicle Requirements
  • 2009 or newer:
    • Olympia
  • 2004 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver's

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.

  • Vehicle inspection form (Bellingham, Kennewick, Olympia/Thurston County, Pullman, Richland, and Spokane)
    Drivers in Bellingham, Kennewick, Olympia/Thurston County, Pullman, Richland, and Spokane are required to have a vehicle inspection before becoming approved to drive.

    • Print the form.
    • Visit a licensed mechanic. Follow the instructions in your app — they will direct you to a specific inspection location.
    • Upload the form. Upload a photo of the completed form 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.
  • 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.
  • Business license (Bellingham only)
    Drivers in Bellingham are required to obtain and upload a copy of their business license.
    Apply for your business license either in person or online by following the steps here.
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 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.