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Replace license or permit

Before You Start

Make sure

  • you are eligible as described on this page
  • your current address matches the address on our records or you change your address before you order a replacement online
  • you have a credit card to pay the $17.50 replacement fee

Note: If you need to replace a non-driver ID card, see Replace non-driver ID card.


How do I replace a driver license or learner permit?

To replace a driver license or learner permit that is lost, stolen or destroyed, or to order a replacement after you update your address, you must be sure that

  • the driver license or learner permit is not expired
  • you have not requested a replacement within the last 30 days
  • if you are 25 or older, you have not ordered another replacement online within the past two years
  • if you are under age 25, you have never ordered a replacement online
  • you are not turning 21 within the next 40 days 1
  • you are not applying online for a free replacement for a document stolen or lost due to a crime 2
  • you are not applying online for a replacement of a conditional or restricted driver license or a "Valid without Photo" document.


Can I apply online?

Yes. Applying online is the fastest, easiest way to get a replacement driver license or learner permit. Use the "Do it Now" button.


Can I apply by mail or at a DMV office?

Yes. To apply by mail or at a DMV office

When you apply by mail or at an office, you may ask that your replacement document be sent to an address that is different from the address on your document. 3


Can I update my address when I replace my document?

To order a replacement driver license or learner permit that shows a new address, first change your address, then order a replacement document. See Address Change.


Can I make any other changes to my replacement document?

No, the information on the replacement document must be the same as the information on your current DMV record. To change information other than your address, see Change name or other information.

 

What is the fee?

The fee for a replacement driver license or learner permit is $17.50

If you want the fee waived for a driver license or learner permit lost due to a crime, you must apply at a DMV office and show form MV-78B completed by the police. 2


How will I receive my new driver license or learner permit?

Your replacement driver license or learner permit will be mailed to the mailing address currently on our records or an alternate address you provide. 4

To verify or change your address, see Address Change.


How long will it take?

Allow two weeks for delivery of your replacement driver license or learner permit by US first-class mail. You can't request delivery by Express Mail and you can't get your photo document sooner by going to at a DMV office.

  • 1. If you request a duplicate driver license 41 days or more before your birthday, you will receive a new driver license that still has the words “UNDER 21.” To receive a driver license without the words “UNDER 21,” you must request a duplicate driver license less than 40 days before your birthday.
  • 2. a. b. To get a free replacement for a driver license or learner permit that was stolen or was lost due to a crime, you must get form MV-78B from a police agency. This form is available only from police agencies, not from the DMV.
  • 3. If you want your new driver license sent to an alternate address, include an additional note and clearly print the alternate address. Don’t write the alternate address on form MV-44. The mailing address you write on form MV-44 must be the address that is listed on your photo document and your DMV record.
  • 4. If you want your new driver license sent to an alternate address, include an additional note and clearly print the alternate address. Don’t write the alternate address on form MV-44. The mailing address you write on form MV-44 must be the address that is listed on your photo document and your DMV record.

Before You Start

Make sure

  • you are eligible as described on this page
  • your current address matches the address on our records or you change your address before you order a replacement online
  • you have a credit card to pay the $17.50 replacement fee

Do it by mail

If you apply for a replacement by mail, you must

  • send photocopies of your proofs of identity as required on form ID-44. Never mail original documents
  • completed form MV-44 for a "duplicate"
  • pay the fee by check or money order made out to "Commissioner of Motor Vehicles"

Do it at the DMV

If you need a replacement driver license or learner permit immediately, apply at a DMV office.

The office can issue you a temporary, non-photo document. A local DMV office cannot issue a photo document. The photo document must be mailed.

To apply at a DMV office, you must bring original proofs of identity as required on form ID-44. If you do not have proofs of identity as required, bring all the proofs of identity that you have available.