Sample New York State DMV Photo Documents
The information below is for New York State driver license, permit and non-driver ID holders ONLY. These numbers do not apply to out-of-state documents.
ID Number: The 9-digit number at the top of your license, permit or non-driver ID.
Document Number: The 8 or 10-digit number on the lower right corner of your license, permit or non-driver ID, or on the back if it was produced after January 28, 2014.
If you recently replaced your document and haven't received it in the mail yet, and are trying to do an online transaction, the number from your old document won't work. You need to wait for your new document to arrive.
Driver License, Learner Permit & Non-Driver ID (Over 21)
Driver License, Learner Permit & Non-driver ID (Under 21)
Enhanced Driver License, Learner Permit & Non-Driver ID (EDL)
On enhanced documents issued after 1/28/2014, the document number begins after 'IDUSA' and is on the back of the document.