How to Replace a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) in Pennsylvania
If your Pennsylvania commercial driver's license (CDL) is lost, stolen, or destroyed, you can apply for a replacement license. While not required by Pennsylvania law, it is a good idea to notify your local police department if you believe your CDL has been stolen.
APPLYING FOR A DUPLICATE CDL IN PERSON
- You will need to visit your local Driver License Centre or Online Messenger Service in person in order to apply for a replacement CDL.
- You must bring a completed Application for a Replacement Form (DL-80CD) and valid forms of identification.
- Submit the replacement fee of $10.
- If your current CDL is damaged, you must surrender it at the Driver License Centre or Online Messenger Service when you apply for a replacement.
- If you apply with an Online Messenger Service, they can issue a temporary license with a validity of 15 days while PennDOT processes the duplicate CDL.
APPLYING FOR A DUPLICATE CDL BY MAIL
- Complete the Application for a Replacement Form (DL-80CD) and get it notarized.
- Include the replacement fee of $10 and mail the package to:
PennDOT Bureau of Driver Licensing P.O. Box 68272 Harrisburg, PA 17106-8272
- If your updated information is available with PennDOT, you will be sent the duplicate CDL. If your information is not updated, PennDOT will send you a temporary card which you need to take to your local Photo License Center within 60 days to get an updated photo.
- You cannot apply for a replacement commercial driver's license online.
- If your lost/stolen CDL was due to expire within 6 months, you must renew your CDL instead of applying for a duplicate/replacement CDL.
- If your name or address has changed, you may need to apply for a replacement CDL in order to correct the information.
- See also Renewing a Commercial Driver's License and Applying for a Commercial Driver's License.
- See also Replacing a (Non-Commercial) Driver's License.