This page provides information about vehicle, driver, and document requirements, state regulations, insurance coverage, and city-specific requirements, needed to drive with Lyft in the state of Delaware.
What you need to drive with Lyft in Delaware
Drivers are required to maintain current documents. Failing to update a required document before the expiration date results in temporary deactivation.
2004 or newer
5-8 seats, including the driver's
Not a taxi or stretch limousine
Not titled as salvage, non-repairable, rebuilt or any other equivalent classification
In select cities, you can rent a car through Express Drive with standard insurance included.
Delaware vehicle inspection
Drivers in Delaware are required to upload proof of inspection.
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.
If you’ve just been approved to drive, you should receive your Lyft emblem shortly. If you didn't get one or need a new one, order one in your Dashboard. While waiting for it to arrive, you may print a temporary emblem.
Delaware driver regulations
Be sure to follow these rules when giving rides in Delaware, and keep an eye on your email for important updates from Lyft.
Hourly driver mode limits
Drivers giving rides in Delaware must abide by the hands-free cell phone laws - which say that you must use a hands-free device when you are talking on a cell phone. You are also banned from using a PDA, laptops, or any other electronic device while operating your car.
Although not a requirement to drive in Delaware, the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles offers a Defensive Driving Program. A list of companies that offer approved defensive driving courses in Delaware can be found here.
If the vehicle you use to provide Lyft rides has a lien against it, you're required to notify the lien holder that you are using the vehicle to give Lyft rides. Using a vehicle with a lien against it to give Lyft rides may violate your contract with the lien holder.
Office of Public Carrier Regulation
The Office of Public Carrier Regulation has asked us to inform you that any person conducting business in the State of Delaware may be required to obtain a Delaware business license from the Delaware Division of Revenue. If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Delaware Division of Revenue at 302-577-8778 or http://revenue.delaware.gov/.
Always have your driver’s license and insurance document
Don't accept street hails
Don't accept cash for rides
Don't wait in taxi/bus lines
Review Lyft's coverage here.
Moving to or from Delaware
If you're already a driver in a different state, and you're moving to Delaware, send us a message with the following info:
The date you're moving
Your new shipping address
A clear photo of your vehicle registration*
A clear photo of your Delaware license plate with vehicle inspection sticker (sample above) or any other state inspection**
A clear photo of your insurance policy
*If you were already required to upload your vehicle registration when you became a driver, you do not need to send it in again.
**If you were already required to upload a state inspection when you became a driver, you do not need to send it in again.
Moving from Delaware to a different state? Find your new market here to see what steps you'll need to take.