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Become a rideshare driver in New York City

Your 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.

Local compliance

As a driver and/or vehicle owner of a for-hire vehicle (FHV), you are required to follow the Taxi & Limousine Commission rules that apply to the license(s) you hold. Among other things, the TLC rules require drivers and/or vehicle owners to:

Get FHVs inspected at least once every 4 months. [TLC Rule 59A-26(a)]

Display your TLC driver’s license while you are operating the vehicle for hire. Your license should be displayed in a place that is clearly visible to passengers. [TLC Rule 80-24(a)(2)]

Display a safety sticker within the FHV that states “Turning? People are Crossing.” This is also known as the “Vision Zero Sticker.” The sticker should be affixed to the inside of the front windshield, in the center and at the top of the windshield directly behind the rearview mirror. The sticker should not be placed on the windshield in a way that will obstruct the driver’s view. [TLC Rule 59A-29(j)]

Only use an “electronic communication device” (i.e. your mobile device) while the FHV is legally parked or legally standing. Using your device includes operating the device in any way (including to text or make calls), having the device in your hand, and using a Bluetooth or other hands-free device in or near your ear. Note that using the Driver app to accept trips is allowed, provided that the device is mounted in a fixed position. [TLC Rule 80-14(g)]

Only complete trips by prearrangement with a licensed for-hire base. A driver cannot solicit or pick up passengers in any other way, including “street hails,” “private trips,” or any trips that are not prearranged by a licensed for-hire base. [TLC Rule 80-19(c)]

Drivers of FHVs may not pick up passengers at any taxi stand. [TLC Rule 80-19(d)(2)]

Drivers are limited to a combined 10 hours of driving on trips transporting passengers. The 10-hour limit does not include time spent waiting for trip requests or driving to pick up passengers. Drivers can reset this 10-hour clock by taking an 8-hour break. Drivers are also limited to 60 hours of passenger time each calendar week (Sunday to Saturday). [TLC Rule 80-14(f)]

Failing to comply with the TLC rules may result in summonses, fines, or other penalties. You are responsible for your own compliance with the TLC rules, and you are responsible for handling incidents resulting in violations of those rules. The full TLC rules are available online.

Local resources

Driving in New York City

When you drive with Uber in New York City, you become part of a community that keeps our city moving. And we're here to support you every step of the way.

Uber in Long Island

Uber is now in Long Island. Sign up to drive in Long Island—no TLC license required.

Uber in Westchester County

Uber is now in Westchester. Sign up and start earning—no TLC license required.

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 New York City 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 New York City 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 New York City. 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 New York City 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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