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

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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:

  1. Locate the DMV Office nearest you. Be sure to note the days and hours of operation.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Additional Information

Submitted by d3rice14 on 29th May 2015

if my id was stolen and I am

if my id was stolen and I am trying to get a duplicate online and I have my old id but it is expired. Is my id number the same or is it different everytime you renew your id?

Submitted by dawnmilobar on 16th Mar 2016

I have tried contacting

I have tried contacting someone several time regarding my driver license. I have never received it by mail. I have paid the forty dollars and applied for it a couple of months ago. I need to know what to do. I am now having issues cashing checks etc. My license was set to renew for eight years. I have not received it by mail. I ordered and paid for it on line.Someone did email me back and ask if I had the correct address. I have lived in the same house for over thirty years. My address is 1106 Manchester DR. Cary, NC 27511. Please let me know what if anything I can do or if I need to be speaking with someone else directly. Thank you for your time. Dawn M Milobar.