Welcome to Orange County!

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We are accepting dasher sign ups for the following modes of transportation: car

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Office Hours and Location

NewPort Beach: 3848 Campus Drive Suite 117,  Newport Beach, CA 92660 

Monday - Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM **All Support and Drive orientations occur between these hours

Laguna Hills: 23046 Avenida de la Carlota #600, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 *OFFICE CLOSED TUESDAY 3/6/18 - FRIDAY 3/9/18

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM **All Support and Drive orientations occur between these hours

Orientations are by appointment-only, please refer to your personal online application to view available times.

Dasher Pay

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. Through our tests, we found that most Dashers will earn more money on average with this new model. For more information regarding the New Dasher Pay Model, please visit our Dasher Pay Model FAQs page.

Please reach out to us at doordash.com/help if you have any questions. 

DoorDash Drive orders:

With DoorDash Drive, restaurants can use DoorDash to request a Dasher to deliver orders to their customers directly.

Eligibility. DoorDash Drive Eligibility Requirements (which are viewable in the Ratings section of your Dasher app):

  1. You must have completed at least 100 lifetime deliveries;

  2. Your customer rating must be 4.5+; and

  3. Your completion rating must be 90%+

Upon qualifying for DoorDash Drive, an invite will be sent to you via your Dasher app.

Payment. A guaranteed minimum is displayed upfront for every Drive order. You will earn base pay + 100% of tips received by DoorDash from the merchant or the customer. If the base pay + tip is less than the guaranteed minimum offered, you will receive the guaranteed minimum amount. If the base pay + tip is greater than the guaranteed minimum, you will receive base pay + tip.

In Orange County, we are currently testing a variable base pay based on a variety of factors that can result in higher pay for certain deliveries. Dashers will continue to see a guaranteed minimum upfront for every Drive order.  

More information on DoorDash Drive, including pay details, is available here.



Know someone who could be a great dasher? Dashers earn extra money for every dasher referred, so send in-app invites to your friends and have them apply! Currently in Orange County, the bonus for the referrer is $200.00, the referee will also receive $50. Bonuses are paid out after the referred dasher completes 50 deliveries within the first 30 days.

Market Operating Hours and Hotspots

  • Anaheim, Cerritos, Costa Mesa / Newport, Fullerton, Huntington Beach / Westminster, Irvine, Santa Ana / Tustin, Laguna/Dana, Long Beach, Orange, San Juan/San Clemente, South OC, Yorba Linda: 
    • Monday - Sunday, 6:30am - 1:30am 
  • Whittier: 
    • Monday - Sunday, 10:30am - 1:30am


Hotspots are located on where DoorDash expects orders to be placed. Dashers are more likely to receive an order if they are closer to the restaurant from which a customer orders.

Costa Mesa/Newport: The Camp, Westport Center, Mesa Verde, Balboa Peninsula, Westcliff Plaza, Fashion Island, Corona del Mar, Crystal Cove
Irvine/Santa Ana/Tustin: Irvine Spectrum, UCI University Shopping Center, Westpark Plaza, Heritage Plaza, Santa Ana Commons, The District, Civic Center, Tustin Village, Edinger and Grand
South OC: Edwards Aliso Viejo, The Shops at Mission Viejo, La Paz & Pacific Park, Fountain Glen, Foothill Ranch, Lake Mission Viejo, Bell Tower Plaza, La Paz and Marguerite, Auto
Huntington Beach/Westminster: Downtown HB, South HB, Seacliff Village, Adams and Brookhurst, Old World Village
Anaheim: Harbor Market, The Rinks
Fullerton: East Fullerton
Laguna/Dana: Downtown, Cheneys Point, Saddleback, Laguna Niguel Plaza
San Juan/San Clemente: Mission San Juan, Del Mar, Ocean View
Long Beach: Downtown, Eastside, Cal Heights
Seal Beach: Belmont, Market Place
Orange: Tuskatella, Orange Circle
Yorba Linda: Friendly Village, Anaheim Festival, Yorba Linda Station
Cerritos: Los Cerritos Center, Buena Park (Beach and Orangethorpe)


New dash schedules are released on a rolling 6-day schedule at 9:30 PM. For example, the schedule released on Tuesday is for the following Monday.

Alcohol Delivery

Merchants can now deliver alcohol through DoorDash in the Orange County market! Please take a few moments to look through the alcohol delivery page to make sure you fully understand the process.

At times, you may get orders containing alcoholic beverages.  The following information is intended to help you lawfully deliver alcohol.  Please note that you could be held liable if you deliver alcohol to a minor or someone who is visibly intoxicated, so it's important that you follow this process fully to protect yourself and the customer.


When an order contains alcohol, the law requires you to verify the age of the customer before you hand over the alcohol.  You can only deliver alcohol if the customer is 21 years of age or older.

To verify age, ask the customer to see a valid ID.  Check every customer’s ID every time, even if the customer clearly appears to be over 21.  A valid ID must include a photograph and date of birth.  For example, acceptable forms of ID may include:  

  • A valid driver's license issued by federal, state, county, or municipal government.

  • A valid passport.

  • An identification card issued by the Armed Forces of the United States that contains the name, date of birth, description, and picture of the person.

Next, make sure the ID is not invalid or fake:

  1. Check the expiration date.  Do not accept an ID that is expired.
  2. Ask to remove the ID from the wallet.
  3. Compare the customer at the door to the photo in the ID.  Examine facial features: are the height, eye shape, ear and nose shape or placement similar?  Ignore weight, hair and makeup as these may change.
  4. Feel the edges of the ID - a legitimate ID will have smooth, uniform edges.  A fake ID may have rougher edges and perhaps may be coming apart.
  5. Look for glue lines or bumpy or uneven surfaces. A real ID’s surface should be consistent.


Do not deliver alcohol if the customer is visibly intoxicated. The dictionary defines intoxication as the condition of being drunk.

Here are some steps to help determine if a person is intoxicated.  

  1. Physical Signs of Intoxication
  2. Look for glassy or bloodshot eyes.  Also look for droopy eyes or if someone clearly has difficulty keeping their eyes open.
  3. Notice how the person smells.  If you notice that the person’s breath or clothes smell of alcohol, this may be an effective tell-tale sign of intoxication.
  4. Watch for impaired motor function.  Intoxicated people can’t perform normal tasks in the same way they would if they were sober.  If someone is having trouble walking in a straight line or is fumbling with objects, this may be a sign that they are intoxicated.

Signs of Behavioral Intoxication

  1. Look for a person’s inhibitions becoming lowered.  Some people who are visibly intoxicated exhibit louder behavior than usual or may make inappropriate comments.
  2. Watch out for a person that is slurring their speech.
  3. Notice if someone is speaking slower or faster than usual.


Do NOT, under any circumstances, deliver alcohol to the following locations:

  1. Public or private school (K-12) (e.g. an elementary school);
  2. College campus (e.g. a frat house);
  3. Prison, reformatory, veterans’ home, or state capitol grounds;
  4. Locker or similar package storage service (e.g. a storage facility); or
  5. Business that sells alcohol (e.g. liquor store).

Lastly, use your judgment.  If you have any doubts about the ID, the customer, or encounter a situation in which it does not seem reasonable to deliver alcohol (e.g. there is a party with minors present), do not complete delivery and contact support.  

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: 4.5

Minimum Completion Rate: 80%