WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO APPLY TO DRIVE IN CHICAGO
Once you’re approved, you’ll also be able to drive anywhere in Illinois.
- Valid driver’s license — Temporary or out-of-state licenses are also acceptable
- 1 year of driving experience and be 25 or older
- Pass driver screening: reviews your driving history and criminal background check
- Any smartphone that can download and run the Lyft Driver app
After you’ve uploaded your required documents and passed the background checks, you’re ready to start earning on the road!
Drive and earn
Head to the learning center for helpful tutorials to get started, and make sure the Lyft emblem and other required documents are in your car. Open the Lyft Driver app, go online to start getting ride requests and making money on your own schedule.
Frequently asked questions
How much can I earn?
Can I rent a car instead of using my own?
Can I get help with my application in person?
Do I need a vehicle inspection to drive in Chicago?
If I’m approved to drive in Chicago am I approved to drive in other cities?