Information for drivers
It’s important that Maryland driver-partners be aware of and comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Failure to do so could result in severe legal penalties and loss of access to the Uber platform. Read on for more about compliance.
Uber vehicle decals
Under local regulations for Baltimore, Maryland, all partners must display an Uber decal on their vehicle while online. Place it on your rear passenger window facing outward. You can remove it when you decide to go offline and save it for the next time. Pro Tip: keep the paper it comes with to place your sticker on when not in use.
Once you become an Uber partner, we will mail you a decal. You should receive it within 7 business days. If you ever need a new decal after you become a partner, you can request a new one be mailed to you. You can also pick one up at your local Greenlight Hub.
Need a temporary decal? Print one at home here.
Uber is committed to providing safe and reliable transportation for everyone, in Maryland and across the world. Find out more about our efforts to make transportation more accessible to people with disabilities.
Learn more about accessibility here
Uber and its affiliates seek to ensure that safe, reliable, and high-quality transportation options are available to everyone. Uber and its affiliates therefore prohibit discrimination again riders or drivers based on race, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, gender identity, age or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Such discrimination includes, but is not limited to, refusing to provide or accept services based on any of these characteristics.
Any rider or driver found to have violated this prohibition will lose access to the Uber platform.
All vehicles operating on the Uber platform need a state vehicle inspection on file.
You must have a paper Virginia, Maryland, or Pennsylvania state inspection certificate to demonstrate completion of a valid vehicle inspection. This document is required for ALL vehicles even if new.
The Maryland Public Service Commission requires that all transportation network company drivers apply for a temporary transportation network operator (TNO) license in order to conduct trips in Maryland.
You may conduct trips while your application is pending.
Don't accept a street hail
You may not accept street hails (a request for a trip that is not made through the app). Soliciting and/or accepting street hails is a violation of our policy and local and state law.
If you violate this policy, you will face severe legal consequences, and you may lose access to the Uber platform.
Mobile device safety
You should always operate your smartphone, including any phones with the Uber app, in a manner consistent with local and state laws.
Virginia has specific restrictions on using mobile devices while driving.
Proof of insurance
You must carry proof of your personal insurance with you in your vehicle at all times. If you are involved in an accident or pulled over by law enforcement, you may also need to show proof of the Rasier policy Certificate of Liability insurance.
Inform us of any changes
You are required to notify us of any change in your driver’s license status, motor vehicle registration, or motor vehicle insurance as well as any arrest or charge for a crime or driving offense, including any arrest or charge that would require you to register on the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry or on the US Department of Justice's National Sex Offenders Public Website.
Maryland regulations require that any Uber partner arrested or convicted of a crime notify Uber within 3 business days of the arrest or conviction. You can notify Uber here.
Vehicles with liens against them
If you conduct pickups in Virginia and the vehicle that you plan to use to transport passengers for our TNC has a lien against it, you must notify the lienholder that you will be using the vehicle for transportation services that may violate the terms of your contract with the lienholder.
Hours on the road
Virginia law requires that no TNC partner shall operate a motor vehicle for more than 13 hours in any 24-hour period.