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In our efforts to help protect drivers, riders, and our community, we’ve suspended the Uber Pool product until further notice. This is in an effort to help flatten the curve and limit the spread of COVID-19.

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To make sure we’re doing our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we’re switching to an appointment-only model for select Greenlight locations. Drivers and delivery people are required to schedule an appointment in advance if they want to visit a Greenlight location. If you have an offer to receive masks or other health and safety supplies, please arrive during distribution hours.

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Looking for driving jobs in Los Angeles?

Are you searching for full-time driver jobs or part-time driver jobs in Los Angeles? Try using Uber instead. The app gives you the flexibility to set your own hours and earn on your time.

Become a driver

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Become a rideshare driver in Los Angeles

Our city needs drivers like you to keep everyone moving forward. Thousands of riders request rides with Uber every day. You can use your vehicle to get paid to drive in your city while getting riders where they need to go.

Uber also connects you to these ways to earn:

Deliver with Uber Eats

Try food delivery using your 4-wheel or 2-wheel vehicle. With Uber Eats, you can connect people with the food they love from local restaurants.

Refer drivers

Invite friends and family to join the Uber community. Use your promo code when referring others, and you’ll earn a reward after they complete a certain number of trips.

CPUC requirements

Display your Uber vehicle decals

The CPUC (California Public Utilities Commission) requires that drivers must display an Uber decal on their vehicle while online. Place them on your front passenger windshield and rear passenger windshield facing outward. When taking trips at LAX, the airport requires you to display its placard beneath your front trade dress.

You can remove the decals when you decide to go offline and save them for the next time. Pro tip: if you keep the paper they come with, you can place your sticker on it when not in use.

Once you begin to drive with Uber, we'll mail you a decal. You should receive it within 7 business days. If you ever need a new decal after you begin driving with Uber, 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? You can print one at home here.

Having Uber trade dress helps riders quickly identify your car, which can help you start the trip on time. Please be aware that failure to display trade dress on both front and rear windshields when online can result in a ticket and fine of up to $1,000.

Age requirements

In California, due to CPUC requirements, you cannot transport an unaccompanied minor on trips arranged through the Uber app. Keep in mind that in California, a rider must be over 18 to sign up for an Uber account. But if you believe a rider might be underage, you can ask them to confirm their age and let them know that you'll have to cancel the trip if they are indeed under 18. In addition, you can report requests to transport unaccompanied minors by submitting in-app feedback.

Tax Registration Certificate requirement

As an independent contractor using the Uber platform, you may be required to register your business with the Office of Finance of the City of Los Angeles and obtain and hold a Tax Registration Certificate. The City of Los Angeles Office of Finance has more information about the rules for registration at this website.

If you're unsure if the city’s business tax ordinance applies to you, please contact the City of Los Angeles Office of Finance to discuss the specific applicability to your situation.

Self-reporting vehicle mileage

In California, all TNC vehicles must complete a 19-point vehicle inspection every 12 months or 50,000 miles, whichever occurs first. The 50,000-mile requirement includes miles driven when not logged in to the Driver app. As such, we require all drivers to self-report their vehicle mileage. Be on the lookout for how to report your mileage in the Driver app.

CPUC information requests

The CPUC requires us to notify drivers in California that consent is not needed for the disclosure of a driver's information to the CPUC. See CPUC Decision 16-04-041 at 3.

Rematch at LAX

  • With Rematch, you can drop off at the airport and pick up without having to return to the Designated TNC Airport Assignment Area. After dropping off a rider, there will be a 45-second window where you could be rematched with another rider for pickup.

    If you're at the terminal and don't receive a request within 45 seconds, you will need to exit the airport; to be eligible for another LAX pickup, head to the Airport Assignment Area. As always, waiting at the curb without a request is against airport regulations and can result in LAX police issuing you a citation.

  • Rematch is available to UberPool and UberX drivers with valid LAX placards following a completed LAX dropoff. All other vehicles will continue to receive requests from the Airport Assignment Area only.

  • No. You will only be eligible for Rematch after dropping off at the airport. LAX does not permit drivers to enter the airport without a dropoff or trip request, and you could receive a citation from LAX police if you do so.

  • No. Rematch reduces the number of cars in the Airport Assignment Area, which generally keeps the wait times even.

  • Waiting at the curb is against airport regulations and can result in LAX police issuing you a citation, so if your rider requests too early and isn't ready, you should cancel the trip and exit the airport.

Helping you stay informed and safe

Support at every turn

We want every Uber trip to be hassle-free. So we’re here to help with account setup, fare adjustments, and more whenever you need it.

Your safety while driving

The Driver app’s safety technology helps you get connected to loved ones, Uber Support, and emergency authorities while you’re on the road.

Frequently asked questions

  • Different driving jobs in Los Angeles offer different opportunities. Some driving jobs have set hours and strict schedules. With Uber, you can decide whether you want to drive frequently or just a short time on the weekend. Previous rideshare experience is not required.

  • Your schedule is up to you. With Uber, you can get paid to drive when you want. You have the flexibility to be a rideshare driver in Los Angeles whenever you choose.

  • We make it as easy as possible for you to track your earnings from riders. A monetary amount at the top of your screen will show how much you’re getting paid to drive in Los Angeles. Look for helpful tools in the app to give you more details and show you your totals in real time.

  • When you become a driver in Los Angeles with Uber, you need to be at least the minimum age to drive here, have an eligible form of transportation, and submit required documents, such as a valid driver’s license. You must also pass a background screening and have at least one year of driving experience with a license.

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