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Vehicle requirements

New Orleans

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

To pick up in Orleans Parish:

  • Vehicle within 8 model years
  • Louisiana Driver's License
  • Louisiana Registration
  • Valid Insurance with your name on it
  • Louisiana Brake Tag

To pick up in Jefferson or St. Tammany Parish:

  • Model year 2005 or newer
  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Valid Registration from any state
  • Valid Insurance with your name on it

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. Your name must be on the insurance document and the VIN on the registration and insurance docs must match. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Vehicle options in New Orleans

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

UberBLACK

Offer luxury rides in the original Uber black car service. White gloves optional.

Additional requirements

  • An active limo CPNC number for your vehicle
  • A limo CPNC operator's permit Class A-D driver's license
  • Commercial insurance
  • Model Year: Must be 2 years or less from current year
  • Must have black exterior and black leather interior
  • Body Style: Any with 4 full, independently opening doors
  • Seating: Must have seats AND seat belts for driver and 4 passengers
  • No cosmetic damage or missing piece pieces
  • No commercial branding or taxi color paint jobs
  • No large passenger vans or commercial/heavy duty trucks
  • No salvaged vehicles, taxis, or two-door vehicles

UberSUV

Make room for the whole crew with this high-end vehicle service. Only black SUVs qualify.

Additional requirements

  • An active limo CPNC number for your vehicle
  • A limo CPNC operator's permit Class A-D driver's license
  • Commercial insurance
  • Model Year: Must be 2 years or less from current year
  • Must have black exterior and black leather interior
  • Body Style: Any with 4 full, independently opening doors
  • Seating: Must have seats AND seat belts for driver and 6 passengers
  • No cosmetic damage or missing piece pieces
  • No commercial branding or taxi color paint jobs
  • No large passenger vans or commercial/heavy duty trucks
  • No salvaged vehicles, taxis, or two-door vehicles

Uber vehicle decals

Under local regulations for New Orleans, Louisiana, all partners must display an Uber decal on their vehicle while online. Place it on your front passenger windshield 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.

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