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Vehicle requirements

Portland, Oregon
Does your vehicle qualify to drive with Uber? Most 4-door cars do, but requirements vary by vehicle option.

Minimum requirements

  • 10-year-old vehicle or newer
  • Any with 4 full, independently opening doors
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • No rebuilt/salvage titles
  • 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 US drivers.

Vehicle options in Portland

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
  • 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
  • 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

Select

Mid-tier luxury sedans command higher fares. See our list of eligible vehicle models, but in rare circumstances other models may qualify.

Additional requirements

  • 2013 or newer model year
  • 4 full, independently opening doors
  • Must have seats and seat belts for driver and 4 passengers
  • No cosmetic damage or missing pieces
  • No commercial branding or taxi color paint jobs
  • No large passenger vans or commercial/heavy-duty trucks
  • No rebuilt/salvage titles

At this time, Uber is not accepting new Select vehicles in Portland.

WAV

WAV allows riders with relevant disabilities to request wheelchair-accessible vehicles. When riders select the WAV option, they're connected with vehicles equipped with ramps or lifts.

With WAV, Uber is expanding on the city's and state’s efforts by connecting riders with wheelchair-accessible vehicles directly through the Uber app. For the first time, riders requiring a wheelchair-accessible vehicle have access to reliable on-demand transportation.

Assist

Assist is an UberX option that's designed to provide additional assistance to seniors and people with disabilities. Drivers are specifically trained by a third-party organization to assist riders into vehicles that can accommodate folding wheelchairs, walkers, and scooters. Tap below if you'd like to drive with Assist.

Uber Comfort

Uber Comfort was designed to maximize possibilities on the Uber platform.

Additional requirements

  • Maintaining eligibility on a different Uber option such as Uber Black, Uber Black SUV, Select, UberX, or UberXL
  • Having a minimum star rating of 4.85 based on at least 250 trips
  • Driving a vehicle with more legroom than smaller, compact cars eligible for UberX and that meet the minimum vehicle year requirement

Premier

Premium rides with highly rated drivers.

Additional requirements

  • Have a minimum star rating of 4.85 based on 250 completed trips
  • Drive an eligible luxury vehicle with a leather interior that is 5 years old or newer

Uber vehicle decals

The Uber decal must be displayed in your windshield when picking up and dropping off at the airport. Place it on your front passenger windshield facing outward.

Once you start driving 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 start driving, you can request that 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.

Required testing

Portland City Knowledge Test

You are required to complete the Portland City Knowledge Test within 30 days after your account has been activated. Don't worry—it's easy to complete. Your Portland team provides this test to all new drivers at Uber Greenlight locations.

Portland Bureau of Transportation’s crash report requirements

Portland regulations require TNC drivers to file crash reports within 24 hours of a vehicle accident. You will need to report it if the accident is listed reportable under Oregon law and occurs when the TNC driver is providing TNC services.

Here is the list of accidents reportable under Oregon law:

  • Damage to any vehicle that is over $2,500 (even if your vehicle was the only one in the crash)

  • Any vehicle that is towed from the scene

  • An accident resulting in injury or death
  • Damage to anyone’s property other than a vehicle involved in this accident is more than $2,500

You can learn more on the Accident Reporting and Responsibilities page at Oregon.gov.

To help with this process, PBOT has created a new link on their website to file a crash report. You can find the website at transportationpermit.com and click on File a Vehicle Crash Report at the bottom of the left page.

City of Vancouver business license requirements

The City of Vancouver requires each person or entity conducting business in the city limits to obtain a city business license. Vancouver offers an exemption from paying the city business license fees if the business is qualified for one of the city’s nonprofit or other exemption criteria—such as estimates generating less than $12,000 in annual gross receipts in the city. (As of March 16, 2017, the city stopped accepting Determination of Exemption Checklist forms to claim an exemption from the business license and associated fees.)

The city is partnered with the Washington State Business Licensing Service (BLS) for the handling of its city business licenses—including those that are exempt from paying city business license fees. Directions to apply for the license online or on paper can be found here. For assistance with the application process, please contact BLS at 800-451-7985 or by email at bls@dor.wa.gov.

Note: if you estimate generating less than $12,000 in average annual gross receipts in Vancouver city limits, you can select to be exempt from city business license fees when completing the City Addendum portion of the application. You'll still be charged a non-refundable state application fee (currently $19).

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