Rideshare companies

Rideshare companies in Minneapolis need a license.

Definition

A rideshare company:

  • Connects drivers and passengers using an internet app
  • Is also called a transportation network company or TNC

There are five licensed rideshare companies in Minneapolis:

  • ADD HICH
  • Lyft
  • MyWeels
  • Uber
  • Wridz

Rideshare drivers do not need a Minneapolis license.   

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Requirements

Companies must have a central place of business within 12 miles of Minneapolis City Hall.

Driver responsibilities

Drivers may accept passengers only through the mobile app.

Drivers may not:

  • Look for potential passengers
  • Accept passengers standing near their car
  • Drop off passengers at taxi stands, bus zones or no stopping zones

Contact the rideshare company if you're interested in becoming a driver.

Vehicle inspections

Schedule annual inspections at an authorized garage.

See authorized garages

Keep your inspection report in your car.

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Insurance

Keep proof of insurance in your car.

Company emblem

Display the company emblem on your windshield and car window:

  • ADD Hich has a green square with a white h in a circle. The emblem will be displayed on windshield.
  • Lyft is a pink, square “lyft” sticker. 
  • MyWeels is a red square with a red and black car in the middle. It will be displayed on the front right windshield.
  • Uber X is a black, square “UBER” sticker.
  • Wridz emblem is a red and blue square with cityscape in the middle. It will be displayed on the front right windshield.

Application

See Rideshare Company application

Fee

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Submit your application

Submit your application to Business Licenses & Consumer Services

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Disclaimer

The information on this page should serve only as guidelines. 

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