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Your new Pullman (South Side) Uber Greenlight Hub at 853 W. 115th is now open! The new location is in the same building as the previous location, across the parking lot.

Vehicle requirements

Chicago

Does your vehicle qualify to drive with Uber? Most four-door cars do, but requirements vary by vehicle option. And if you don't have a car, we can help you get one.

Minimum requirements

  • 15-year-old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass a vehicle inspection

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Vehicle options in Chicago

UberX

Most newer cars qualify to drive with UberX, the most popular vehicle option for riders.

Additional requirements

  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening passenger doors
  • Have 5 factory-installed seats and seat belts
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No vans, box trucks, or similar vehicles
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • No aftermarket seating modifications, such as installed seats, seat belts, or BedRyder systems

UberXL

Seat extra passengers—and earn higher fares—with your high-capacity vehicle.

Additional requirements

  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening passenger doors
  • Have 7 factory-installed seats and seat belts
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No vans, box trucks, or similar vehicles
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • No aftermarket seating modifications, such as installed seats, seat belts, or BedRyder systems

Select

Mid-tier luxury sedans command higher fares. See our list of eligible vehicle models, but in rare circumstances other models may qualify.

Additional requirements

  • Model year 2009 or newer
  • Leather or vinyl interior with no tears
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles

Black

  • Keep a star rating of 4.85 or higher
  • 5-year-old vehicle or newer
  • Exterior: Black only
  • Interior: Black Leather or Vegan Leather only
  • Commercially Insured
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • No Cosmetic damage or missing piece pieces
  • For Uber Black: City of Chicago livery plates (4 digits followed by LY) or suburb livery plates (5 digits followed by LY)
  • Must be on the below list

Black SUV

  • Keep a star rating of 4.85 or higher
  • 5-year-old vehicle or newer
  • Exterior: Black only
  • Interior: Black Leather or Vegan Leather only
  • Commercially Insured
  • Seat at least 6 passengers in addition to the driver
  • No Cosmetic damage or missing piece pieces
  • For Uber Black: City of Chicago livery plates (4 digits followed by LY) or suburb livery plates (5 digits followed by LY)
  • Must be on the below list

UberCab

For a vehicle to be eligible for UberCab in Chicago, it must be a registered taxicab with the Chicago BACP, be covered by commercial insurance, and feature a taxicab license plate ending in TX.

  • All drivers must be at least 21 years old
  • Drivers age 21 or 22 must have at least three years of valid licensing history in the United States
  • Drivers age 23 and up must have at least one year of valid licensing history in the United States

Uber vehicle decals

Under local regulations for Chicago, Illinois, all partners must display an Uber decal and vehicle emblem / TNP chauffeur license on their vehicle while online. Place the decal on your front passenger windshield facing outward and the TNP license beneath it on the dashboard.

When taking trips at ORD or MDW, local regulations require you to display the airport decal on the rear passenger windshield facing outward.

You can remove the decals when you decide to go offline and save them for the next time. Pro Tip: keep the paper they come 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.

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Uber delivery services

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