In order to get a replacement Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 your lost, stolen or mutilated Washington driver's license or identification card.
If your Washington driver's license or identification card has been lost, stolen, or mutilated, you can apply for a replacement or duplicate license at your local Department of Licensing (DOL) driver licensing office.
Instructions for replacing a lost, stolen or mutilated Washington driver's license or identification card:
- Locate the Washington DOL driver licensing office nearest you. Be sure to note the days and hours of operation.
- Bring proper identification. The state of Washington requires that you present one piece of ID from the primary documents list, or two pieces of ID from the supporting documents list. Alternatively you can present one piece of ID from the supporting documents list and two pieces of ID from the alternate documents list, or five pieces of ID from the alternate documents list.
Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parents or guardians, who must present all the required documents and must be residents of the state.
- Bring the correct fee. Normally, there is a $15 fee for replacing a lost, stolen, or mutilated license. Payment may be made by cash or check. Please contact your local DOL driver licensing office to confirm the fee before applying in person, since fees may vary.
Instructions for Washington residents who are temporarily out of state:
Washington residents who are temporarily out of state and unable to apply in person may apply for a no-photo duplicate license or identification card through the mail, if they will remain outside Washington for more than 30 days. Such persons may include military personnel or students who are either out of the state or country, among others.
- Download and complete the Driver Licensing Replacement/Renewal Request form from the DOL website.
- Obtain a check or money order in the correct amount, made payable to: Department of Licensing.
- Mail the completed form, along with your payment to:
Driver records-Record updates
Department of Licensing
P.O Box 9048
Olympia, WA 98507-9048
- If your license or identification will expire within the next 90 days, you can renew your license or identification card instead of applying for a replacement.
- The online license replacement service is under construction and cannot be accessed currently.