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Vehicle requirements

Maryland

 

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

Minimum requirements

  • 12-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 drivers 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. drivers.

Learn about vehicle insurance

Eligible vehicles list

Find the vehicle makes and models that are eligible to drive with Uber in your city.

Vehicle options in Maryland

Uber Eats

 

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

Additional Requirements

  • Model year must be 20 years old or newer
  • 2-door or 4-door vehicle
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • No commercial branding
  • Vehicle inspection not required

No car? No problem. You can also deliver Uber Eats by bike.

Black

 

Offer luxury rides in the original Uber black car service.

Additional requirements

  • Keep a star rating of 4.85 or higher
  • Commercial insurance
  • Additional document required

Vehicle requirements

  • 7-year-old vehicle or newer
  • Exterior: black only
  • Interior: black leather or vegan leather only
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • No cosmetic damage or missing pieces
  • Working windows
  • No visible stains
  • Operational A/C

Black SUV

 

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

Additional requirements

  • Keep a star rating of 4.85 or higher
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Additional document required

Vehicle requirements

  • 7-year-old vehicle or newer
  • Exterior: black only
  • Interior: black Leather or vegan leather only
  • Seat at least 6 passengers in addition to the driver
  • No cosmetic damage or missing pieces
  • Working windows
  • No visible stains
  • Operational A/C

Comfort

 

Comfort was designed to maximize possibilities on the Uber platform.

Additional requirements:

  • Maintain eligibility on a different Uber option such as UberX, Select, UberXL, Uber Black, or Uber Black SUV
  • Have a minimum star rating of 4.85 and have completed at least 100 trips
  • Drive a vehicle with more legroom than smaller, compact cars eligible for UberX and that meet the minimum vehicle year requirement

Local requirements

To ensure that you stay safe and compliant on the road, all drivers should be aware of local regulatory requirements.

Inspection requirements

Take a picture of your vehicle inspection and upload it to your account. Make sure the picture is clear and easy to read, and that it meets the following requirements:

 

  • Must be a Virginia, Maryland, or Pennsylvania state inspection
  • Virginia and Maryland inspections will allow pickup access in Maryland, Virginia, and DC
  • Pennsylvania vehicle inspections only allow for pickups in Maryland and Virginia
  • Must have been performed in the last 12 months if 10 years old or newer
  • Must have been performed in the last 6 months if your vehicle is a 2006 or 2007
  • Cannot be an emissions inspection

Accepted documents - VA & MD

The only valid Virginia state inspection certificate is from the Virginia State Police.

This certified Maryland Vehicle Inspection Report is one of two valid forms of proof of inspection in the state. The other is Maryland State Police Inspection Certificate.

Maryland and Virginia stations

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2102 Pulaski Hwy
Edgewood, MD 21040

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6300 Belair Rd
Baltimore, MD, 21206

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5323 Reisterstown Rd
Baltimore, MD, 21215

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3041 Frederick Ave
Baltimore, MD 21223

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1105 York Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030

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1812 Pulaski Highway
Edgewood, MD 21040

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10817 Baltimore Ave
Beltsville, MD 20705

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5831 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704

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8701 Liberty Road
Randallstown, MD 21133

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9401 Lanham Severn Road, #C
Lanham, MD 20706

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8555 Martin Luther King Highway
Lanham, MD 20706

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7530 Martin Luther King Jr Hwy
Landover, MD 20785

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9475 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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12400 Parklawn Dr
Rockvile, MD 20852

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1907 Veirs Mill Rd
Rockvile, MD 20851

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10604 Reisterstown Rd
Owings Mill, MD 21117

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9100 Piscataway Rd
Clinton, MD 20735

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409 Ritchie Highway
409 Ritchie Highway

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11825 Belair Rd
Kingsville, MD 21087

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222 N Tollgate Rd
Bell Air, MD 21014

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3700 E Monument St
Baltimore MD 21205

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7619 Greenbelt Rd
Greenbelt, MD 20770

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10815 Baltimore Ave
Beltsville, MD 20705

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720 Aquahart Rd
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

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5733 Seminary Rd
Falls Church, VA 22041

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5930 Leesburg Pike
Bailey's Crossroads, VA 22041

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4368 King St
Alexandria, VA 22302

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6497 Little River Turnpike
Alexandria, VA 22312

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4657 Duke St
Alexandria, VA 22304

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5412 Duke St
Alexandria, VA 22304

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12306 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22033

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834 N Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

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2300 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204

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2758 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

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4670 Duke St
Arlington, VA 22304

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4625 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204

Accepted documents - PA

The only accepted Pennsylvania State Inspection Certificate is the PennDOT sticker.

Maryland compliance

State inspection

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.

TNO license

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 as well as 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 driver arrested or convicted of a crime notify Uber within 3 business days of the arrest or conviction. You can notify Uber here.

FAQ

  • State regulations require all drivers have a vehicle inspection on file. Without one, yo won't be able to pick up riders in Maryland.

  • Yes. Regulations require you to get a vehicle inspection to pick up riders in DC, MD, and VA, regardless of how new or old your vehicle is.

  • Most stations prefer that you make an appointment for an inspection. This also saves you time waiting at the station. Many of these stations are not open on Sundays so it's encouraged to plan ahead and call the station before going in for an inspection.

  • No. Uber does not reimburse for the cost of safety inspections.

Uber vehicle decals

Under local regulations for Maryland, all drivers must display an Uber decal on their vehicle while online. Place one on your rear passenger side 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 a driver with Uber, 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 driver, you can request a new one be mailed to you.

Uber delivery services

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