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Las Vegas TNC Information Wiki

Below is information and links for both new and current Uber and Lyft Drivers. Information will be updated as things change.

Business Licensing

All TNC drivers must possess a State of Nevada Business License and Clark County Business License. It is advisable you print a copy of your licenses and keep them in your glove compartment, as enforcement officers are known to request copies.

State of Nevada - You register online here

Cost is $200 annually. Most drivers register as a "Sole Proprietor" as a TNC Driver. Questions regarding other types (General partnership, LLC, etc.) should be directed to your Tax consultant.

State law calls for penalties of not less than $1000 up to $10,000 for "willfully failing or neglecting to obtain or renew" a State Business License. (NRS 76.180)

Clark County - You can download application here.

All drivers will be required to have a Clark County Business License. Cost is $25 annually. You must have a State Business License to apply for a County license. County law requires TNC to suspend any driver that does not have a license. County requires you to print the "Application - Driver - DRI", complete it and either go in person or mail it to the address provided.

Incorporated Cities -
At present Las Vegas, Henderson or North Las Vegas do not require individual driver business licenses.

Insurance
There are many threads regarding which insurance carriers in Nevada accept TNC drivers. Use search to determine which is right for you.

It is advisable that drivers carry a copy of the Uber and/or Lyft policies. They are available on your app (under waybill). You might consider carrying a printed copy in your glove compartment and/or phone. Click for the Uber certificate and Click for the Lyft certificate

Trade Dress & Inspection Decals

The inspection sticker(s) issued by Uber and Lyft must be permanently attached to the windshield in the lower right corner.

Trade dress must be displayed in the lower right corner whenever you're in driver mode.

Hotel Pick Ups

This is ever-changing and we try to maintain an updated list.

A good list with diagrams from Lyft

A Google Spreadsheet that is updated by forum members. It includes Off-Strip locations.
If you have issues with the spreadsheet or have corrections please post them in the Spreadsheet Thread

For new drivers LV_Driver has put together some videos of some of the Strip hotel Pick-up spots to help you get visually acquainted. They can be found in this thread.

Suggestions-

1. Bookmark the link(s) on your phone/tablet browser. If you get a request for a location you're not familiar, open the link on your device for easy reference.

2. If you use Waze, when you first arrive at a designated location save it as a favorite. Next time you get a request for that location, call it up as a Favorite and it'll navigate you there - "Once at the location press and hold on the map where you want your location. Then click on the arrow on the popup and name it with hotel name".

3. If you use Google Maps - Click on your location and you get the details page. In the upper right corner there is an outline of a star. Touch that and it turns yellow and adds that location to "Starred places". You can access it anytime from maps by going to menu>starred places.

Airport

Passengers will be charged $2.45 for their pick-up and $2.45 for their drop-off. This is an airport fee that is automatically added to the tariff by airport software tied to the Uber or Lyft software.

Airport Drop-Offs -

Terminals - Drop off passengers at the Departure Curbs area at the passenger's carrier of choice.

Rental Car Center - Drop off area.

Airport Pick-Ups

Staging (waiting) - To be eligible for a pickup at the airport driver must first be in the staging lot. Only drivers within the boundaries of the staging lot will receive pings. It's First In First Out (FIFO) and not "closest" to the passenger ping. The lot is located near Terminal 3. You will not receive requests in any area on airport property other than the staging lot.

To plan your airport stage - you might consult the Airport Arrivals page (tap "Scheduled" at top of column to place in chronological order). https://www.mccarran.com/Fly/Arrivals.aspx

Again, It's "First In-First Out" (FIFO) once you're in the staging area. If you log out, leave the lot, or don't accept a ride, you'll lose your spot so we can be fair to all drivers. If the rider cancels run to the staging lot and you will not lose your place in line.



Pick-Ups - Once you have received a ping, proceed to the Terminal. Please call and instruct your passengers to follow the "Ride Share" signs from the main terminal to the designated parking garage (level & section) where you will meet.



Terminal 1 - Pick up passengers on Level 2M of the Public Parking garage. When you call your passenger these instructions might help - "From Baggage Claim, take the elevator near door #2 (behind Information booth) up to level 2. Cross the pedestrian bridge on level 2 to the Terminal 1 Parking Garage. The Ride Share pick up is located on level 2M of the parking garage."

Directions from Staging area to Terminal 1 - Follow to the left of the taxi line, proceed till you see the Rent a Car Buses; make a U-turn in from of the taxis. Proceed past the first intersection to the stop sign. Proceed straight under the overpass - sign says "To Terminal 1". Stay to the left in the second lane. Follow signs of the Terminal 1 garage and the Valet sign.

Terminal 3 - Pick up passengers on the Valet Level of the Parking garage. When you call your passengers these instructions might help - "From Baggage Claim, take the elevator near door #52, #54 or #56 up to level 1. Cross the pedestrian bridge on level 1 to the Terminal 3 Parking Garage. The Ride Share pick up is located on the Valet level of the parking garage."



Rental Car Center: Pick up passengers from the far left lane next to the Taxicab loading area.

Airport Rules -

1. Trade Dress must be displayed at all times.

2. If You're Approached by a LAS Authority -

  • Authorities at LAS may ask you for proof that you're a rideshare driver, and approved to drive at LAS.

  • Show the app with your current ride information.

  • Point out the toggle that shows you're in driver mode.

  • You'll need to be in driver mode anytime you're at the airport.
3. Do not pick up passengers from "Arrivals" at the main terminal entrances.

4. Do not wait on the terminal roadway if your passenger is delayed. Head to the staging lot (pictured below) and wait there. If the staging lot is full, you will need to leave airport property.

5. Do not solicit passengers by vocally calling out or using any other means, nor solicit on behalf of any motel, hotel, day or night club, etc.

6. Do Not utilize any other person or agent, including but not limited to Airport Sky Caps, Baggage Check persons, or any other employees to solicit passengers in any manner whatsoever.

Uber Partner Support Center
Located at 4180 S. Ft. Apache. It's open from 10am to 6pm Monday thru Friday.

Drive Smarter
A lot of useful information about how to drive, expenses, taxes, etc. can be found in this blog.

New Drivers
OPT OUT OF BINDING ARBITRATION - New Partner Agreement, Binding Arbitration Provision Explained

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Nice job with the Wiki

One small correction: Under the Airport Pickups section, right after showing the directions to Terminal 1, it should be Terminal 3 and not 2.
 

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Discussion Starter · #3 · (Edited)
May I ask where did you get this information?
If you're speaking of the Business Licensing - this is from the Lyft page. It applies to Uber as well.
Get a Business License
State law requires you to obtain a Nevada business license (if you don't already have one). You can begin your application here.

Review Journal article of Sept. 15 - "As independent contractors, drivers are expected to have state business licenses and Uber emailed information about that to prospective drivers over the weekend. Uber officials state it is the responsibility of the driver to have a state license in place..."

Member Eric Champ can verify that NTA Investigators asked for proof of a business license when he was stopped recently driving for Uber.

The $25 County Business License fee was approved by the County Commission last week. No information as of yet as to when they'll be available.

Nice job with the Wiki

One small correction: Under the Airport Pickups section, right after showing the directions to Terminal 1, it should be Terminal 3 and not 2.
Thanks...got it...darn ol' eyes.

I want to thank the Site Administrator for working with me on this and allowing this to be made a sticky. Hopefully it'll help new and old drivers.
 

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Discussion Starter · #4 · (Edited)
Tim Farrell You might want to look at the directions which came from vegastaxi for the Terminal 1 route. At the end of the your first yellow line from the stage lot there's a parking lot below it. I think you can swing in there and backtrack ...

Edit - I think this is the way. (I'm terrible at drawing).
 

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I added several addresses and a few properties that were missing from the LV Strip Google Spreadsheet. Also added a column for the order that the properties are in on Las Vegas Blvd, Northbound and Southbound. For example, the Stratosphere is Southbound #1 (SB01), followed by the Hilton Grand Vacation Suites (SB02), followed by Circus Circus (SB03), etc.

I also added exact GPS coordinates for approved pickup locations that I laid eyes on last night in my scouting trip.
 

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Had a pickup at Silverton last night. That's not on the spreadsheet. I'm a newbie so I don't want to edit it. I just used main valet. I didn't see a designated Uber/Lyft area.

Is there a forum for Lyft drivers specifically or we all just use this one? If there are any other good resources, please share. I'm spending the day researching so I can do better by my passengers.
Never use the Valet lanes. For the smaller casinos we pickup and dropoff at the through traffic lanes. If you have to wait for Pax don't block the lane though. There's usually room to the side to pull over at the off strip casinos.
 

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I sent an email to Uber asking them to confirm the buisness license situation and they responded back saying that a Clark county business license is not required. Is that true?
 

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I sent an email to Uber asking them to confirm the buisness license situation and they responded back saying that a Clark county business license is not required. Is that true?
Per county code, all TNC drivers must possess a County Business License. Obviously that info hasn't made it to their overseas CSRs.
 

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I do not know why they call themselves "Uber Support" They should be called "Uber NO Support" they are totally clueless. I am not taking any chances either, I submitted my application for a county license this morning. Thanks for keeping us updated GrandpaD.
 

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The McCarran Notice from Uber makes a reference in the T-1 diagram to "Express Ramp". WHICH RAMP IS THAT? Is it the 'Long Term Parking" to the left OR "Valet-Exit-Short Term Parking" to the right?

Can we DRY RUN these routes withOUT a Ping??????
 

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I spoke to my insurance company and they told me that if I am using my car in a ride for hire situation, they would not cover me if I were to be sued. How are other Uber drivers handling this? and does the Uber policy cover us if we are in an accident?
Please use Search for "Insurance" as there are a number of threads of which companies are TNC friendly. This thread is for basic information. Thanks.

The McCarran Notice from Uber makes a reference in the T-1 diagram to "Express Ramp". WHICH RAMP IS THAT? Is it the 'Long Term Parking" to the left OR "Valet-Exit-Short Term Parking" to the right?

Can we DRY RUN these routes withOUT a Ping??????
Glenn, you'll get a better answer in the airport thread. But I'm certain it's Valet since that's where TNC pickup is located near. With FIFO, you shouldn't get a ping unless you are actually in the staging lot. If you're in and out doing a test run, you'll drop out of the wait list until you return and then you'll be at the end of the line.
 

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So I completed my state business license. I did not see where there was a choice for tnc driver. Does it matter? I ended up with a Non-Title 7 NV Business License - $200.
Is this the right one?
 

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MarkUberVegas Not sure what that is...most people used Occupation Code
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
Drive automobiles, vans, or limousines to transport passengers.

However the County used 485993 for the NAICS code.

pinoy619 You've asked numerous times in posts and DMs...please follow the links in the Wiki - which is Page 1, first post. It has a link directly to the State to apply. Clark County, however, has deleted their link. I will call tomorrow.
 
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