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Vehicle requirements

Washington, DC

Does your vehicle qualify to drive with Uber? Most four-door cars do, but requirements vary by vehicle option.

Minimum requirements

  • DC vehicles must be 10 years or newer
  • Maryland vehicles must be 12 years or newer
  • Virginia vehicles must be 15 years old 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 Washington, DC

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
  • Meeting these requirements will also qualify your vehicle for uberPOOL. Learn more about uberPOOL here.

uberXL

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

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

UberSUV

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

Additional requirements

  • Commercial insurance
  • A model year of 2013 or newer
  • Black exteriors in excellent condition
  • Black leather or vinyl interiors with no tears
  • Seats for at least 6 passengers in addition to the driver
  • All new vehicles added to UberSUV are required to also receive uberX and uberXL requests

UberBLACK

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

Additional requirements

  • Commercial insurance
  • For-hire tags
  • A model year of 2013 or newer
  • Black exteriors in excellent condition
  • Black leather or vinyl interiors with no tears
  • Seats for at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • All new vehicles added to UberBLACK are required to also receive uberX requests

UberEATS

Deliver food from the areas top restaurants to doors across the DMV.

Additional Requirements

  • Model year must be 1997 or newer
  • 2-door or 4-door vehicle
  • Salvaged vehicles are allowed
  • No commercial branding
  • Vehicle inspection not required

No car? No problem. You can also deliver UberEATS by bike

Uber vehicle decals

Under local regulations for Washington, D.C., 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 delivery services

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

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