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Vehicle options in Maryland

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

Black

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

Additional requirements

  • Keep a star rating of 4.85 or higher
  • 5-year-old vehicle or newer
  • Must have 4 full, independently opening doors
  • Black exterior in excellent condition
  • Black leather interior with no tears
  • Seats for at least 4 riders in addition to the driver
  • No commercial branding
  • All new vehicles added to Black are required to also receive UberX requests

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
  • 5-year-old vehicle or newer
  • Commercial insurance
  • Black exterior in excellent condition
  • Black leather interior with no tears
  • Seats for at least 6 passengers in addition to the driver
  • All new vehicles added to Black SUV are required to also receive UberX and UberXL requests

Uber Eats

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
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • No commercial branding
  • Vehicle inspection not required

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

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 based on at least 250 trips
  • Drive a vehicle with more legroom than smaller, compact cars eligible for UberX and that meet the minimum vehicle year requirement

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

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 and 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 partner arrested or convicted of a crime notify Uber within 3 business days of the arrest or conviction. You can notify Uber here.

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