Uber Kansas City — Three rideshare services are available in Kansas City:

1. UberX (a low-cost service which seats up to four passengers)
2. UberXL (a low-cost service which seats up to six passengers)
3. UberBLACK (a high-end option, featuring black cars with black leather interiors, which seats up to four passengers)

Base Fare: $1.1
Per Minute: $0.15
Per Mile: $0.85
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.90

Base Fare: $2
Per Minute: $0.25
Per Mile: $1.35
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.90

Base Fare: $5
Per Minute: $0.35
Per Mile: $2.25
Cancellation Fee: $10
Service Fee: $1.90

UberX/XL requirements

  • Driver must be at least 21 years of age
  • Drivers aged 21 or 22 must have (at minimum) 3 years of valid licensing in the USA
  • Drivers aged 23 (and up) must have at least one year of valid licensing in the USA
  • Drivers must provide a valid Missouri Class A, B, C, or E Driver’s License or any class of Kansas Driver’s License.
  • Drivers must pass a screening process (details below)
  • Drivers must have an accepted vehicle (check below for additional info)
  • Drivers must register for a Small Business License (Obtain TNC Documents)

UberX/XL Vehicle Requirements

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.

  • Vehicle must have 4 doors that open independently.
  • Vehicle must be from the year 2005 or newer.
  • Vehicle must be a clean title (no salvage vehicles are allowed).
  • Vehicle must be in excellent condition (cosmetically & mechanically).
  • 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

Background Check/Screening Process

New drivers must undergo a screening process (by a company called Checkr), for a standard background-check. Once you submit your info, you may look into the status of your Checkr application here: applicant.checkr.com).

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


Vehicle Registration

You must attain valid and current vehicle registration.

Sample Registration Document:



Uber offers its drivers an insurance policy in Missouri. Check out Uber’s Missouri website for more information, or consult the company’s official Insurance Guide Graphic below for details on coverage parameters:


Uber Kansas City - Small Business License (TNC Step #1)

Uber Kansas City – Small Business License (TNC Step #1):

Prospective Uber & rideshare drivers MUST register for a small business license at Bizcare:

Fill out the application for a small business license (online, or Uber’s Greenlight office, or at BizCare itself). Submit the application along with a $12.50 application fee at Bizcare (1118 Oak St, Kansas City, MO).

On the form, partners only need to fill in the highlighted fields (see form online). When submitting to Bizcare, inform the receptionist that you are submitting a form for an Uber license.  You will receive your business license immediately after submitting the application and application fee. Once you receive your business license, upload a picture to your account at partners.uber.com or via the Uber Partner app.

1118 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-513-2492
Email: kcbizcare@kcmo.org

Open Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

Driver’s Certificate & Vehicle Permit (TNC Step #2):

The final step of the TNC ordinance is obtaining a Drivers Certificate and Vehicle Permit from Regulated Industries.  Uber KC is making these applications available for partners (download them by clicking the links above).  Fill out the forms and go to drop them off at Regulated Industries:

Regulated Industries
635 Woodland Avenue, Suite 201
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-513-4561

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm

At Regulated Industries, pick up (and fill out) a Declaration of Medical Fitness (you can also access the form using this link). Remember that when you go to Regulated Industries to drop off your forms you MUST bring

Regulated Industries will call you, and eventually schedule a meeting.   You will have to bring with you to this meeting:

  • Your driver’s license
  • Your vehicle registration
  • Your ‘Small Business License’ (Bizcare steps outlined above)
  • Another form of identification including – Social Security Card without employment restriction; U.S. Passport or Passport Card; Permanent Resident Card; Green Card; Foreign Passport with I-551 stamp MRIV; Employment Authorization Card; Form DS-2019 accompanied by Form I-94 or Form I-94A; or Form I-94Form I-20 accompanied by Form I-94 or Form I-94A;  or Form I-94A Arrival/Departure Record.
  • Your smartphone, including installed Uber app

The appointment will be brief. Afterwards, you will be given your Drivers Certificate and Vehicle Permit.

When  you receive your Driver’s Certificate and Vehicle Permit, upload a picture to your Uber account at partners.uber.com.

Uber Kansas City Partner Support & Greenlight Center

Uber Kansas City Partner Support & Greenlight Center:

If you need additional help, or would like to talk to Uber support staff in Kansas City, feel free to visit the local Greenlight Center, located at:

1518 McGee Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64108

Hours: Monday through Thursday
1:00pm to 6:00p
Friday – Closed
Saturday – 10:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday – Closed

Vehicle Inspections

Visit your local Greenlight location (address above), or reach out to a local representative for information of discounted vehicle inspection sites in the Kansas City area: partnersKC@uber.com

Uber Kansas City Hotspots — High Demand Areas:

Once you’ve become a driver, it’s worth taking into account Kansas City ‘hotspots’, which have the highest passenger demand. These areas are great to focus on, if you want maximize revenue:

Country Club Plaza
Crown Center
Downtown Kansas City
Kansas City Convention Center
Kansas City International Airport
Kansas Speedway
Kauffman and Arrowhead
Lee’s Summit
Midtown – Westport
Mission Hills
North Suburbs
Overland Park & South
Sprint Center & Power
Westport & Plaza
Zona Rosa

Ready to learn more about becoming a driver? Check out our guides here (driver requirements) and here (vehicle requirements) for more information on signing up.

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