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Vehicle requirements

Washington, DC

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

Minimum requirements

  • Virginia vehicles must be 15 years or newer
  • Maryland vehicles must be 12 years or newer
  • DC vehicles must be 10 years or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • 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 U.S. drivers.

Eligible vehicles list

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

Vehicle options in Washington, DC

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 government cars or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • No aftermarket seating modifications, such as installed seats, seat belts, or BedRyder systems
  • Meeting these requirements will also qualify your vehicle for UberPool. Learn more about UberPool here.

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

Uber 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
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Additional document required

Vehicle requirements

  • 6-year-old vehicle or newer
  • Exterior: black only
  • Interior: black Leather or vegan leather only
  • Seat at least 6 passengers in addition to the driver
  • No cosmetic damage or missing pieces
  • Working windows
  • No visible stains
  • Operational A/C

Uber Black

Offer luxury rides in the original Uber black car service.

Additional requirements

  • Keep a star rating of 4.85 or higher
  • Commercial insurance
  • Additional document required

Vehicle requirements

  • 6-year-old vehicle or newer
  • Exterior: black only
  • Interior: black leather or vegan leather only
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • No cosmetic damage or missing pieces
  • Working windows
  • No visible stains
  • Operational A/C

Uber Eats

Deliver food from the areas top restaurants to doors across the DMV.

Additional Requirements

  • 2-door or 4-door vehicle
  • 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 and have completed at least 100 trips
  • Drive a vehicle with more legroom than smaller, compact cars eligible for UberX and that meet the minimum vehicle year requirement

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

Under local regulations for Washington, DC, all drivers must display an Uber decal on their vehicle while online. Place one on your rear passenger side window facing outward. You can remove it when you decide to go offline and save it for the next time. Pro tip: keep the paper it comes with to place your sticker on when not in use.

Once you become an Uber driver, we will mail you a decal. You should receive it within 7 business days. If you ever need a new decal after you become a driver, you can request a new one be mailed to you.

Need a temporary decal? Print one at home here.

Uber delivery services

Find more ways to earn. Drivers 19 years of age and older may qualify for delivery services, like UberEATS and UberRUSH.

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