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

If your Texas driver's license or identification card has been lost, stolen, or mutilated, you can apply for a replacement or duplicate license at your local Driver License Office.

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

  1. Locate the Texas Driver License Office nearest you. Be sure to note the days and hours of operation.
  2. Bring proper identification. The state of Texas requires that you present one piece of primary ID when applying for a duplicate driver's license or identification card. Alternatively, you can bring one piece of secondary ID AND two pieces of support ID, or two pieces of secondary ID. Persons under the age of 18 must also bring the Verification of Enrollment and Attendance in school form, GED, or high school diploma.
  3. Bring proof of social security number. Persons who are not eligible for the issuance of a Social Security Number must complete a Social Security Affidavit. Proof of Social Security Number is not required for a person applying for an identification card.
  4. Bring the correct fee. Normally, there is a $10 fee for replacing a lost, stolen, or mutilated license. Cash, personal checks, and money orders are accepted but credit cards and debit cards are not. Please contact your local Driver License Office to confirm the fee before applying in person, since fees may vary.

Instructions for Texas residents who are temporarily out of state:

Texas 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. In the case of military personnel, Texas law specifically states that as long as the person remains in service and out of state, the driver's license will continue to remain valid. The validity will last up to 90 days after the person has been honorably discharged from service or returns to the state, unless the license is revoked earlier due to another lawful reason.
  1. Download and complete the Out of State/Country application form from the Texas Department of Public Safety website.
  2. Download and complete the Texas Driver License & Identification Renewal - Duplicate Application form.
  3. All non-military men between the ages of 18 and 26 must also complete the United States Selective Service Registration form.
  4. Obtain Social Security Number.
  5. Obtain a check or money order in the correct amount, made payable to: Texas Department of Public Safety. Please contact the Texas Department of Public Safety at 512-424-2600 to confirm the correct fee, as fees may vary.
  6. Mail the completed forms and proof of Social Security Number, along with your payment to:
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    P O Box 15999
    Austin TX 78761-5999    
  7. The duplicate license or identification card will be processed and mailed to you in approximately 45 days.

Additional Information

  • If your license or identification will expire within the next one year, you can apply to renew your license or identification card instead of a obtaining a duplicate.
  • You cannot apply for a duplicate driver's license or identification online.
  • Drivers who need a Class A, B, or C Commercial Driver's License must apply only in person at a Texas driver license office.

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im visiting outta state and my id is lost here and i need it when i return home to texas to get my tickets to be able to return home.. any way to recieve it in less than 45 days??

YES, 1st learn how to spell, or at least spell check, BEFORE you post ANYTHING on the internet

My purse and wallet were stolen. My driver's license (my only form of I.D.) and Social Security card were in my wallet. How can I replace my driver's license if I don't have ID or a Social Security card?

I lost my driver license

My license was stolen. All I have is a passport. Is that good enough to get a new license or do I need additional ID? Do I need to go into the DMV or can I get it online?

My wallet was lost or stolen and I have no form of id or social security card what can I do

I am currently overseas and got my wallet stolen that contained my DL I will not be back for another month or so but need to replace it...will they just mail it to my Texas home address once I fill out the application for a replacement and include a copy of my U.S passport along with my S.S card??

Or what do I need to do to get a new one...please help

Maybe someone can help me. I have been back and forth between Houston and Miami for the last 8 years until recently, now I am permanently living in Miami. I still have a Texas drivers license. 6 Months ago my purse was stolen. I cancelled everything, or so I thought, the bank made a mistake and did not change my account number. I have since gotten a new Texas drivers license, but did not report it stolen I just got a duplicate thinking my information was no longer accessible. Someone has been writing stolen checks in my name, forging my signature, and using my drivers license number (which is the same as the one I have now since I got a duplicate). I would like to know the easiest way to transfer to a Florida drivers license and cancel out my existing license that is fraudulently being used. Will it automatically cancel when I get a new states license?

You must contact the Texas DPS and report your id missing. You may have to provide a police report. Once you report it, they will cancel that number. If you don't that number will continue to be active. Like if someone stole your credit card and you fail to cancel it. You cannot simply transfer to a FL drivers license. You must apply for one. The numbering system varies from state to state.

I miss placed it

Im in Los Angeles, I lost my wallet. I lost my drivers license and ss card. What do I do?

what everything.. well not really lost but it got stolen even my green card to proof i leave in america got stolen but i know my drivers license number en i have my passport as an i.d is that will work ?

be advised a new picture is required... once you could get a duplicate of the one that was lost. not so anymore... what a waste of time...

What if I lose my license in the State of Texas? Your instructions only discuss what I should do if I am out of state.

U need to contact ur states dps

U need to contact ur states dps

i visit tenessee and i lost my license.

How do I replace my lost driver's license? I am in the state of Texas.

I lost my driver licences in tx how can a relpace a new one?

I have recently lose my license, it was not in my wallet and I don"t know where it is at the moment, I have looked but cannot be found, I need to replace it, how can I do that.

Somebody stole my Tx I.d

My wallet was stolen and my social security card and Texas I'd card was in it.

Report it stolen to the police dept. Get a police report, contact tx dps and report it stolen. Contact all the credit beareus to put an alert on ur credit. And apply for a new one.

I need my Tx I.d

i am disabled and need to renew my texas id online or on phone help i cant get to the right place thank you b jones

I was on a date and my date carded me so I agreed and she took a picture of my Drivers licence. Show I be concerned?

My wallet was stolen while I'm living here in England (London suburb). I lost my TDL, Social Security card, credit cards and cash. I don't care about the credit card or cash. However i DO need my license and SS card. I can't order it online for some reason and I desparately need it to drive here. I have to be here for 2 years because of my wifes job. Please help


I am in Singapore and the SAME thing happened to me last week. How can we get our licenses on time!!

This really is crazy

Let me get this straight. Since I'm in the military stationed in Florida, as long as I stay in service, my license will ALWAYS remain valid? I never have to renew it?

Links work fine. It's your computer

I live in IL I NEED an ID how am I supposed to get one from TX if I do not have an ID even to get to TX. FIX THIS FORM

my tx d.l. was lost, and I have since moved to Colorado permanently. I know I have tickets that need to be paid and will be glad to. I am fighting cancer and need a Texas ID so I can get a Co. ID How do I need to proceed. I need an ID to get my treatment started, please advise, ASAP. Thank you, Robert A. Wilson

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None of the links to the forms are working. How are we supposed to get the forms?