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Vehicle and document requirements

Columbus

Does your vehicle qualify to drive with Uber? Most four-door cars do, but requirements vary by vehicle option. See if your vehicle qualifies and find out what documents you need to hit the road!

Minimum requirements

Vehicle

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

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. Learn about vehicle insurance here.

Driver's license

Your US driver's license must not be expired and you will need to indicate that you have had a US license for at least one year (three years if you are 21 or 22).

Have you renewed your Ohio driver's license in the past year? If so, you may need to submit verification of your driving history. Click on the link below to find out how!

Vehicle options in Columbus

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

UberSELECT

Mid-tier luxury sedans command higher fares. See our list of eligible vehicle models.

Driver requirements

  • Rating of 4.75 or higher
  • Minimum of 30 completed trips

Additional requirements

  • Model year 2010 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
  • Must be on the eligible vehicles listing below

Even if all of the above criteria is met, the Uber Operations Team reserves the right to disallow participation in the UberSELECT class as seen fit.

UberBLACK

Offer luxury rides in the original Uber black car service.

Additional requirements

  • Commercial insurance
  • Columbus Livery License
  • Model year 2009 or newer
  • Black exteriors in excellent condition
  • Black leather or vinyl interiors with no tears
  • Seats for at least 4 riders in addition to the driver
  • Under 200,000 miles

Uber vehicle decals

The Uber decal must be displayed in your windshield when picking up and dropping off at the airport. Place it on your front passenger windshield facing outward.

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 delivery services

Find more ways to earn. Drivers 19 years of age and older may qualify for delivery services, like UberEATS.

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