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Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated New York Driver's License or ID Card

If your New York driver's license or identification card has been lost, stolen, or mutilated, you can apply for a replacement or duplicate license at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Instructions for replacing a lost, stolen or mutilated New York driver's license or identification card:

You can apply for a duplicate license online at the DMV website, by mail or at your local DMV Office. To apply by mail, follow the same instructions as given for out-of-state residents. To apply in person, follow the instructions below. Instructions on how to apply for a New York license are also available in this form.

  1. Locate the New York DMV office nearest you. Be sure to note the days and hours of operation.
  2. Download and complete the application form.
  3. Bring proper identification. The state of New York requires that you present a proof of identity that equals six points as described here, when applying for a duplicate driver's license or identification card.
  4. Bring the correct fee. There is a $15 fee for replacing a lost, stolen, or mutilated license. Please contact your local DMV office to confirm the fee before applying in person, since fees may vary. If your license has been stolen and you have filed a police report, the fee for obtaining a duplicate will be waived. Bring a copy of the police report when applying for a duplicate license.

Instructions for New York residents who are temporarily out of state:

New York residents who are temporarily out of state and unable to apply in person may apply for a duplicate license or identification card through the mail. Such persons may include military personnel or students who are either out of the state or country, among others.
  1. Download and complete the application form from the Department of Motor Vehicles website.
  2. Obtain a check or money order for $15, made payable to: Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. Please contact toll-free numbers to confirm the correct fee, as fees may vary.
  3. Mail the completed form, along with your proof of identity and payment to:
    DMV License Production Bureau
    P.O. Box 2688-ESP
    Albany, NY 12220-0668    
    If applying by express mail, use this address instead:
    DMV License Production Bureau
    Room 223
    6 Empire State Plaza
    Albany, NY 12228    
  4. If you want the duplicate to be delivered by express mail, include a pre-paid self-addressed express mail envelope.

Additional Information

  • If your license or identification will expire within the next one year, you can renew your license or identification card instead of applying for a replacement.
  • If you apply for a replacement driver's license online, it will take up to four weeks for delivery. To get a temporary license for the interim period, you will have to visit a DMV office in person.

Reviews of Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated New York Driver's License or ID Card

Is it true that if you lose your ID, that USPS will send it back through the mail free of charge? a couple people have told me this but I haven't been able to find a reputable source stating this specifically...

Your links for replacing an identification card are still broken, can you please fix this?

The link for replacement of ID online is not working

Your links are all broken. You need to update them.

I lost my id I need another one back how to get a new one from Florida state

Your links are all broken. You need to update them.

The link to apply for a replacement id card isn't working (online at the DMV website), could someone please provide the right link? Thanks!

My wallet that contained my permit was stolen. is there any way i can reprint the ticket that says im legal to drive from home? i need my permit asap i have drivers ed

if not how much and how long will it take for a new one

I'm military located in washington state but originally from new York . My license was stolen. How do I get a new one sent to me in Washington?

I renewed my license by going to the DMV in person, had a new photo taken, waited, paid the fees, etc. The license came a few weeks later with my (very) old photo on it. What can I do to get the proper license?

I need to know how long will it take to recieve my id after I get the temporary one

I recieved a letter in the mail stated that i have to retaje my photo over for my i.d. I would lik to know how long would it take for it to come in the mail.???

do you get your replacement ID on the spot or do they mail it to you

the page to replace a driver's license is not loading.

why there is no option for non-driver id cards only?

The website states that i can order my non-driver replacement card only but the application just doesnt have this option. what is going on?

I am trying to go to the "go to transaction" link but it's not letting me do it- is there a problem with applying on line?

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I lost my non drivers license what do i have to do to get another one

I am out of town and misplaced my license. How to I obtain a new one for proof for the TSA when I have to fly home?

I tried to apply for a duplicate online because I lost my ID as well, but I couldn't, so I guess it's either by mail or go in person to the DMV.

I lost mine. Sorry. Talk to you soon.