Replace a Lost or Stolen North Carolina Driver’s License
In order to get a replacement North Carolina drivers license, you need to complete a number of important steps when applying. In order to simplify the process, you will need to gather the necessary documents, calculate your required fee payment before being able to obtain a replacement North Carolina drivers license. Online assistance can help you complete all of these steps quickly and easily by providing you with all of the information you need to know about replacing your license. Start simplifying your application process today.
2. By Mail
Rather than get ahead with online assistance and services, some North Carolina residents prefer to handle their DMV transactions via mail. Drivers can complete a few different procedures by mail, but payment methods are restricted, and the transactions have inconvenient and lengthy turnaround times for results.
3. Via a DMV Office
Certain transactions must be completed in person at a North Carolina DMV office. However, before visiting a local branch, be sure to verify that the location offers the service you require. Not all DMV procedures can be completed at every location. Additionally, note that wait times are typically lengthy. So make sure to take advantage of online assistance to prepare for your visit.
Instructions for replacing a lost, stolen or mutilated North Carolina driver’s license or identification card:
If your North Carolina driver’s license or identification card has been lost, stolen, or mutilated, you can apply for a replacement or duplicate license at your local NCDOT Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Office.
If your last photo or your valid social security number, individual taxpayer identification number or a US Government document indicating legal presence are on file with the DMV, you can apply for a duplicate online at the DMV website. You will need to provide your driver license or identification card number, name, date of birth and Social Security number. You also need to have a valid email address and a Visa or MasterCard credit card.
If you do not satisfy these requirements or if you wish to apply in person, follow the instructions below:
- Locate the DMV Office nearest you. Be sure to note the days and hours of operation.
- Bring proper identification. The state of North Carolina requires that you present two identification documents from an approved list when applying for a duplicate driver’s license or identification card.
- Bring the correct fee. Normally, there is a $10 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.
Instructions for North Carolina residents who are temporarily out of state:
North Carolina residents who are temporarily out of state and unable to apply in person may apply for a duplicate license or identification card at the DMV website. Such persons may include military personnel or students who are either out of the state or country, among others.
- If you are close to the expiration date on license or identification, you can renew your license or identification card instead of applying for a replacement.