Spread the love

Trying to list your car on HyreCar or drive with Uber or Lyft, but you’re not sure if your car qualifies?

Below is a state by state guide for Lyft vehicle requirements to determine if your car qualifies. For those that own subcompact cars, please note that Lyft no longer allows drivers to use sub-compact vehicles.

Be sure to take a look at your local vehicle requirements for Uber as well, as these also vary by state.

Sign Up With Uber

Note: If you haven’t inspected your vehicle with Uber or Lyft yet, check out our friends at Rideshare Mechanic to get your vehicles inspected remotely. This service conducts a video vehicle inspection, which eliminates the inconvenient process of going to a Jiffy Lube or local mechanic. No more getting stuck in traffic, wasting money on gas, or dealing with a mechanic who wants to upsell you on other parts.

Their cost is comparable to your local mechanic, and you don’t pay unless your car passes the inspection.

Click HERE to sign up with Rideshare Mechanic and get your vehicles inspected quickly and efficiently.

Alabama

Inspection: Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle inspection form
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Alaska

Inspection: Lyft

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 200 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Arizona

Inspection: Lyft

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle inspection form
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer
  • Eastern Arizona
  • Lake Havasu
  • Northern Arizona
  • Yuma
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Arkansas

Inspection: Lyft

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Fayetteville
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

California

Inspection: Lyft

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • California driver’s license
  • California vehicle insurance
  • Vehicle inspection form
  • California license plate
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Bakersfield
  • Eastern Sierras
  • Fresno
  • Inland Empire/San Bernardino
  • Lake Tahoe
  • Los Angeles
  • Modesto
  • Monterey
  • Napa & Sonoma
  • Orange County
  • Sacramento
  • San Diego
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Cruz
  • Stockton
  • Ventura
  • 2004 or newer:
  • San Fransisco
  • Silicon Valley/San Jose
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Colorado

Inspection: Lyft

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle inspection form
  • Colorado vehicle registration
  • Colorado TNC Medical Exam
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Connecticut

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2007 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Delaware

Inspection: Lyft

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle inspection
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Florida

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle inspection
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Georgia

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2007 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s
  • Taxis and stretch limousines are not allowed on the Lyft platform

Hawaii

Inspection: Inspection Sticker

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle inspection sticker (Honolulu only)
  • Vehicle registration (Honolulu only)
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Idaho

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Coeur d’Alene
  • Idaho Falls
  • 2004 or newer:
  • Boise
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Indiana

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Gary
  • Muncie
  • Terra Haute
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Iowa

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Illinois

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle inspection form

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2009 or newer:
  • Bloomington
  • 2005 or newer:
  • Decatur
  • Kanakee
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Kansas

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Manhattan
  • Topeka
  • Western Kansas
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Kentucky

Inspection: Lyft

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle inspection form

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer:
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Louisiana

Inspection: Break Tag Inspection

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Brake tag inspection sticker

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2006 or newer:
  • Baton Rouge
  • 2005 or newer:
  • Monroe
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s
  • No commercial vehicles (Lafayette and Shreveport only)

Maine

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Maryland

Inspection: VMDC

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration
  • Virginia, Maryland, or DC Inspection

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2007 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Massachusetts

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer:
  • Cape Cod
  • Sprinfield
  • Worcester
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Michigan

Inspection: Lyft

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration
  • Vehicle inspection form

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2006 or newer:
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Michigan

Inspection: Lyft

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration
  • Vehicle inspection form

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2006 or newer:
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Minnesota

Inspection: Lyft

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Minnesota or Wisconsin driver’s license
  • Vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer
  • 2008 vehicles and older must have less than 150K mileage
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Mississippi

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Gulfport-Bilaxi
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Missouri

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2007 or newer:
  • St. Louis
  • 2005 or newer:
  • Springfield
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Montana

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer:
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Nebraska

Inspection: Lyft

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle inspection

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Western Nebraska
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Nevada

Inspection: Lyft

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle inspection

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Western Nebraska
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

New Hampshire

Inspection: Inspection sticker

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle inspection
  • Vehicle inspection sticker

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

New Jersey

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle Registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer:
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

New Mexico

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration
  • ASE vehicle inspection form

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Las Cruces
  • Roswell
  • Taos
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

New Mexico

Inspection: ASE inspection

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration
  • ASE vehicle inspection form

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Las Cruces
  • Roswell
  • Taos
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

New York

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • New York State driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s
  • No taxis, livery vehicles, limos, black cars, or other far-hire vehicles

North Carolina

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Outer Banks
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

North Dakota

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Ohio

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle Registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer:
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Oklahoma

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2009 or newer:
  • Ardmore
  • Woodward
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

ef

Oregon

Inspection: Lyft

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration
  • Driver Certification Card (Eugene only)
  • For-hire Driver Permit (Ashland and Roseburg only)

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer: All other cities
  • 2003 or newer:
  • Ashland
  • Medford
  • Roseburg
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Pennsylvania

Inspection: Inspection sticker

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration
  • Driver Certification Card (Eugene only)

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer
  • Fewer than 350,000 miles
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s
  • No taxis, livery vehicles, limos, black cars, or other for fire vehicles

Rhode Island

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2004 or newer
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

South Carolina

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2003 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

South Dakota

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2009 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Tennessee

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Cookeville
  • Jackson
  • John City
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Texas

Inspection: Registration sticker

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Texas vehicle registration sticker

Vehicle Requirements

  • 20010 or newer:
  • Austin
  • San Antonio
  • Dallas Fort Worth
  • 2005 or newer:
  • Abilene
  • Amarillo
  • Tyler
  • Victoria
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Utah

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Utah driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Utah vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Vermont

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2009 or newer:
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Virginia

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Virginia, Maryland, or D.C. state vehicle inspection
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer
  • Fredericksburg
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Washington

Inspection: Lyft

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration
  • Business license (Bellingham only)
  • Vehicle inspection form (Bellingham, Kennewick, Olympia/Thurston County, Pullman, Richland, and Spokae)

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2009 or newer:
  • Olympia
  • 2004 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Washington DC

Inspection: State Inspection

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration
  • Virginia, Maryland, or DC Inspection
  • DFHV non-MSA decal (Active Military members only)

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2009 or newer:
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

West Virginia

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Martinsburg
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

Wisconsin

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer:
  • Janesville
  • Madison
  • Milwaukee
  • Sheboygan-Fond du Lac Area
  • 2004 or newer:
  • Green Bay
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s

West Virginia

Inspection: Registration

Lyft

Document Requirements

  • Driver’s license
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • Vehicle registration

Vehicle Requirements

  • 2005 or newer
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver’s