Manditory Decals in NYS


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Decals are often referred to as "Trade Dress" or emblems and are now Mandatory in NYS. Decals are mandatory in Connecticut as of October 1, 2017 and probably other areas where you are likely to drive. Drivers are required to display a decal for each active service: Uber, Lyft, or both. I have not yet heard of anyone getting ticketed for failing to display the required decal or what the fine may be, but it's just a matter of time.

There are downsides to displaying U/L decals. They make you a target for those who prey on drivers (scammers, etc.) or do not like Rideshare in general (taxi drivers). You may want to affix them in a temporary way (using Velcro or suction cups) rather than a permanent way.


Place the decal(s) in the lower-right hand (passenger side) of your front windshield when giving U/L rides. Some airports require a placard in the lower-left hand (driver side) of the rear window. Look up the rules for the airports where you drive.


You should have already received decals as part of your "New Driver Kit". If not, variations are available from many online vendors, google the images, or you can get the Official Decals for free. The Official Decals are designed to be seen easily at night.

  • Order Free Official Uber Decal here.
  • Order Free Official Lyft Decal here.
Until these arrive in the mail, use a temporary decals
  • Free Official Uber Temporary Decal here.
  • Free Official Lyft Temporary Decal here.
If that does not work then more Temporary Decals are below, including decals if running both U/L.. They may be printed, cut out, and used.

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