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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.
Instructions for replacing a lost, stolen or mutilated North Carolina driver's license or identification card:
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 online 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.