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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.

Learn about vehicle insurance

Eligible vehicles list

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

Items for your vehicle

Hands-free phone mount

Local regulations require use of a hands-free phone mount.

First aid kit

Local regulations require you to have a first aid kit in your vehicle.

Fire extinguisher

Local regulations require you to have a fire extinguisher for your vehicle.

Insurance

You can print a physical copy of your insurance here.

Portland business license

Get your free Portland business license here and add it to your driver account. It's a good idea to keep your proof of registration with you when you're online. You can print a Certificate of Compliance by logging in to your City of Portland account.

Permits

The City of Portland requires every TNC driver to display their valid physical TNC for-hire permit to riders at all times while operating on the Uber platform. Failure to obtain and display this permit may result in a citation from the City of Portland. Uber will not pay for any citations that a driver incurs. You'll receive your TNC for-hire permit directly from the City of Portland. For further questions, please contact PBOT's Private For-Hire Transportation at portlandcityor.portal.fasttrackgov.com.

Required testing

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.

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

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 6 years old or newer

Local requirements

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

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.

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.

Deliver with Uber

Find more ways to earn. Drivers 19 years of age and older may qualify for Uber Eats.

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