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What you need to drive with Lyft in Washington, DC

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WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO APPLY TO DRIVE IN WASHINGTON, DC

Once you’re approved, you’ll also be able to drive anywhere in Virginia, Maryland,* or Washington, DC.

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Vehicle requirements

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Driver requirements

  • Valid Washington, DC, Maryland, or Virginia driver’s license
  • 21 or older
  • Pass driver screening: reviews your driving history and criminal background check
  • Any smartphone that can download and run the Lyft Driver app
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Document requirements

  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver profile photo — Learn how to take the best photo.
  • Proof of Washington, DC, Maryland, or Virginia vehicle inspection
  • DFHV non-MSA decal (Active Military members only)
  • See examples of these documents
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HOW DO I BECOME A LYFT DRIVER?
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Apply

You can fill out the application here, or in the Lyft Driver app — download it from the App Store (iOS) or the Google Play store.

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Get approved

After you’ve uploaded your required documents and passed the background checks, you’re ready to start earning on the road!

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Drive and earn

Review your Driver Guidebook for helpful tips 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 Washington, DC?

If I’m approved to drive in Washington, DC am I approved to drive in other cities?

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