Uber Chicago offers a large selection of service options throughout the Chicago Area, including:

1. UberX (a low-cost option which seats up to four passengers).
2. UberXL (a low-cost ride which seats up to six passengers)
3. UberBLACK (a premium option which seats up to four passengers, and utilizes high-end black cars with all-black interiors)
4. UberSELECT (aSELECT is a more upscale service than UberX, but still a cheaper option than BLACK. SELECT vehicles seat up to four passengers)..
5. UberSUV (a premium SUV option which seats up to six passengers)
6. UberCAB (a service in which you can book a local taxi cab via Uber’s smartphone app).
7. UberESPANOL (a service where drivers are guaranteed to speak Spanish. Vehicles seat up to four passengers).

The current rates for Chicago are as follows:

UberX
Base Fare: $1.70
Per Minute: $0.20
Per Mile: $0.90
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.20

UberXL
Base Fare: $3
Per Minute: $0.35
Per Mile: $1.75
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.20

UberBLACK
Base Fare: $7
Per Min: $0.40
Per Mile: $3.50
Cancellation Fee: $10
Service Fee: $0

UberSUV
Base Fare: $14
Per Minute: $0.55
Per Mile: $4.05
Cancellation Fee: $10
Service Fee: $0

UberSELECT
Base Fare: $4
Per Minute: $0.35
Per Mile: $2.00
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.20

UbereCAB
Base Fare: $3.25
Per Minute: $0.33
Per Mile: $2.25
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $0

UberESPANOL
Base Fare: $1.70
Per Minute: $0.20
Per Mile: $0.90
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.20



UberX/XL requirements

UberX/XL requirements:

  • Driver must be at least 21 years of age
  • Drivers must provide valid IL driver’s license.
  • Drivers must pass a full state & federal screening
  • Drivers must have an accepted vehicle (check below for additional info)

As a company, Uber doesn’t own or operate any vehicles (all Uber Vehicles are driver-owned or leased). If you want to drive for Uber, you have to use your own private vehicle.

  • Your vehicle must have 4 doors (which open independently).
  • Your vehicle must be from the year 2001 or newer (*15 years or less, counting from the current year.)
  • You must have a clean title (no salvage vehicles are allowed).
  • Your vehicle must be In excellent condition (cosmetically & mechanically).
  • Your vehicle cannot be a former taxi vehicle, or large van.

For UberXL:

  • All of the points listed above apply equally to XL.
  • All XL vehicles must seat the driver AND at least 6 additional passengers
  • UberX/XL document requirements:
  • All Uber drivers must provide these documents for their Uber account to be officially activated:
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Vehicle Insurance (vehicular insurance must list a vehicle & driver’s name directly on the policy document itself)
  • Chicago Ordinance Requirements (5 specific city requirements, details below). These documents are necessary for UberX, XL, and UberSELECT drivers.

Driver's License

Your driver’s license should clearly show these items:

  1. License Issue Date
  2. Your license number
  3. Your Date of Birth (DOB). You must be 21 Years of Age (or older) to be an Uber Driver
  4. License Expiry Date

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Your registration must be current, not expired, must show your VIN (as well as make & model, which should be the same as on your insurance forms). Registration documents in Chicago DO NOT have to have your name on them.

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Your insurance is permitted to be from out of state.

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Uber Chicago Ordinance Requirements

Uber Chicago Ordinance Requirements:

Since 2014, the City of Chicago has instituted 5 requirements for Uber drivers, which must ALWAYS be displayed while driving for Uber:

1. Yearly Vehicle Inspection. Your car must be inspected by a certified mechanic, and a copy of that inspection form must be uploaded to your dashboard. The City of Chicago requires that you keep the completed, certified inspection form in your vehicle at all times.

You can download a form HERE.

Here is a list of inspection locations:

1401 W. North Avenue, Chicago  (Mon-Fri 9am-5om, Saturday 9am-2pm)

1001 W 115th Street, West Pullman (Mon-Fri 9am-5om)

4609 W. Belmont Avenue, Belmont PSC  (Mon-Fri 9am-5om)

Price: $20

2. Front Sign (Trade Dress)

You must display an Uber logo on your vehicle. Proper display is illustrated here:

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You will be given a logo at the activation center — or, alternatively, you can print off an Uber U using this link.

3. You must also put a REAR sign on your vehicle. It should be placed on your passenger-side rear windshield. It is NOT another Uber U – rather, it is a placard related to the airport. You can print off a sign HERE.

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4. Uber Identification (Uber ID)

The Uber ID is a digital record, which includes a driver’s picture and name.

5. City Emblem

A City Emblem is a document that shows vehicle information. Upon becoming a driver, you will get an email from cserv@cityofchicago.org that has a link to the emblem. New drivers will also receive a City Emblem via email within one day, and a physical City Emblem (via mail) in four days or less.

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