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

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Replace a Nebraska Drivers License

Drivers can obtain duplicate drivers licenses in Nebraska in cases of damaged, stolen or lost drivers licenses. Replacing drivers licenses in NE is handled by the state Department of Motor Vehicles, and depending on eligibility, drivers can apply for a duplicate drivers license in person or online. When visiting your local NE DMV office, you will need to present certain documentation and pay required fees. If you are temporarily out of state or are a military member, you will need to follow a different procedure to obtain a Nebraska drivers license copy. If you are interested in learning more about drivers license replacement in NE, read the sections outlined below.

How to Report a Lost or Stolen NE Driver's License

In cases of stolen or lost drivers licenses in Nebraska, drivers often report the case to the police. Although not required, you are encouraged to bring a police report to a NE DMV branch in order to initiate a drivers license replacement procedure. If you are concerned about identity theft, you can report the case to the police. You may be asked for a document of identification to do so. Note that this process is separate from applying for a DMV duplicate license in NE.

Replacing Your Nebraska Driver's License

If you would like to replace DMV drivers licenses in Nebraska, you will need to visit a nearby DMV office and submit any required documents. Certain drivers may also be eligible to complete the drivers license replacement process online, if they have not replaced more than two drivers licenses within the last five years. Also, obtaining a Nebraska drivers license copy online is only possible for drivers with a Class O and Class M licenses. Replacing drivers licenses in Nebraska currently costs $13.50. If you use the online service, be prepared to pay security charges and statutory agency fees.

In Person

Drivers license replacement in Nebraska can be done in person, and is the method most recommended to replace a stolen or lost drivers license. If you need to change your name or address, you must do so within 60 days of the change and present documents to prove the change. If you need to apply for duplicate drivers licenses with name changes, you must submit the following documents:

  • Your current drivers license.
  • A document proving the name change (marriage certificate, divorce decree, court order).
  • Two documents proving address of residence (bank statements, paystubs, car registration, insurance policies, mortgage or lease agreements).
  • A complete Operators License-ID data form.
  • Payment for the fees.

If you would like to change the address on your copy of drivers license in Nebraska, submit the following paperwork:

  • Your current drivers license.
  • A complete Operators License-ID data form.
  • Two documents proving your address of residence.
  • Payment for the fees.

For drivers license replacement of damaged credentials, you must provide the illegible or mutilated document, a complete application form, payment for fees and two documents to prove your address. You will be issued a 30-day temporary license by the County Treasurer, and you will receive your original license in the mail within 14 business days.

Note: Applicants getting a duplicate drivers license in Nebraska are required to meet the NE DMV medical and vision requirements.

Online

Replacing drivers licenses in Nebraska online is only open to certain license classes and for changes of addresses, for which you do not need to visit a local DMV office. DMV duplicate licenses for Classes O and M can be ordered online as well. To be eligible, you must not have completed more than two replacements online within the past five years. You will need to provide the following information to finalize the process:

  • Your Social Security Number or drivers license number.
  • Your date of birth.
  • Your last name.
  • Your ZIP code.

Make sure to have a credit or debit card prepared to pay for the fees.

Out-of-State License Replacement

To replace drivers licenses in Nebraska while out of state, you must send a paper application along with supporting documents and payment for fees to the Driver Licensing Services Home Office in Lincoln. You will be subject to the medical and vision requirements set by the DMV in order to get a copy of drivers license. The only way to apply for a duplicate drivers license in NE when you are out of state is by mail.

By Mail

Out-of-state applications for DMV duplicate licenses in Nebraska are processed exclusively by mail. Applicants with a Class O or M licenses must fill out a paper application and provide their full name, Social Security Number, residential and mailing addresses in Nebraska and supporting documentation. These include one document as proof of identity and two documents as proof of residency.

The complete documentation must be sent to the main Driver Licensing Services Home Office in Lincoln. The original drivers license replacement fee is $13.50, but you may need to consult the DLS office about your fee if you are replacing out of state. Mail-in applicants are also subject to medical and eye examinations and must enter the final results in the Out of State Replacement Data Form.