Signing Up to Be a Dasher?

Sign up here! If you want to get a head start on orientation, you can fill out your W-9 form or check out the orientation presentation

We are currently accepting dasher sign ups for cars. Please bring your photo ID to one of the local offices listed below to complete your background check and dasher orientation. Please note that we do not accept provisional licenses or permits.

Dashing is what you make of it. You’re an independent contractor, which means you get to be your own boss. Dash when and where it works for you. Dash for a living or for a goal, all on your schedule and your terms.

Having trouble parking downtown?

We know parking in downtown areas can be tough, which can make dashing a little more challenging. However, these areas are also super busy and can be some of the BEST places to dash! Feel free to print out and use this "Delivery in Progress" parking sign. The parking sign can be placed on either your windshield or your dashboard to indicate that you're out completing a delivery and will be back shortly.

Referral Bonus 

Know someone who'd make a great dasher? You can now send your friends and family in-app invitations to apply to DoorDash! If the referred dasher completes 50+ deliveries within 30 days of applying, both of you will receive cash bonuses. We're always looking for new dashers, so spread the word!

Office Hours and Location

UPDATE: WE ARE NOT DOING IN PERSON ORIENTATIONS AT THIS TIME. The office will be closed indefinitely. Everyone will receive a text when it becomes opened again. 


Market Operating Hours and Hotspots

Different parts of the Washington Metro Area have different operating hours. Hotspots are located where DoorDash expects an especially high-order volume. Dashers are more likely to receive an order if they are closer to the restaurant from which a customer orders. Refer to your DoorDash Dasher app for the latest!

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You can schedule when you want to dash up to five days in advance. New dash schedules are released on a rolling five-day schedule at 10:00 AM. For example, the schedule is released on Monday morning is for the following Saturday. 

However, you also have the option to β€œDash Now” if there are remaining spots available, or if an area is particularly busy. Pro tip: Maximize earnings by dashing at peak meal times. Lunch: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Dinner 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Dasher Pay

Regular Deliveries
Dashers are paid per order. Pay can vary based on the time, distance, and complexity of an order. For instance, a 5 mile order will usually pay more than a 2 mile order. We do our best to ensure that dashers are paid fairly. For more details, please see our New Dasher Pay Model FAQs.  Delivery pay is calculated as $1 + 100% of tip + pay boost. The pay boost amount will vary based on a variety of factors including the complexity of the order, distance to the restaurant, and orders you place yourself. For more information regarding the Dasher Pay Model, please visit our Dasher Pay Model FAQs page.

DoorDash Drive Deliveries
Drive orders are some of our most important deliveries – therefore, we only offer these opportunities to top dashers. Once you qualify, you will receive an in-app invitation, and you’ll be able to see these orders in advance. Drive orders are traditionally larger and may require more time to complete – but they also have higher associated minimum guaranteed earnings. For more information on DoorDash Drive, click here.

Additional FAQ

What if I have an issue or run into a problem with an order while on a dash? 
Support is available both in the Dasher app during a dash as well as on the web at 

My app isn't working, what do I do? 
Please make sure you are on the latest version of the app, which can be found in the Google Play Store (Android) or at this link (iOS). Once you confirm the app is updated, restart your phone and log back in.  If you are still having issues, please visit to submit a support request. 

I have questions about Early Access
Please see the Early Access page.

Do I have to wear my DoorDash t-shirt or use any DoorDash supplies?
While we do not require you to wear your red DoorDash shirt or use a hot bag/blanket, certain restaurants may require that you do so. This will typically be indicated in the instructions for each order, if applicable. Keep in mind, merchants have the right to refuse a pickup if you do not have the necessary supplies – and it never hurts to be over-prepared! Wearing your DoorDash shirt also makes you more identifiable to the restaurant and to the customer, which allows you to complete deliveries faster. Faster deliveries = more deliveries = MORE $$$!

Dasher Deactivations

Please see the Deactivation Policy here for more information. Dashers who fall below the listed thresholds may be subject to deactivation.

  • Minimum Rating: 4.3
  • Minimum Completion Rate: 80%