If your West Virginia driver's license or identification card has been lost, stolen, or mutilated, you can apply for a replacement or duplicate license at your local Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office.
Instructions for replacing a lost, stolen or mutilated West Virginia driver's license or identification card:
- Locate the West Virginia DMV office of Motor Vehicles nearest you. Be sure to note the days and hours of operation.
- Bring proper identification. The state of West Virginia requires that you present one piece of ID from an approved list and one proof of residency.
Persons under the age of 18 must bring a valid school enrollment form.
- Bring the correct fee. Normally, there is a $5 cash fee for replacing a lost, stolen, or mutilated license. Please contact your local DMV regional office to confirm the fee before applying in person, since fees may vary.
Instructions for West Virginia residents who are temporarily out of state:
West Virginia residents who are temporarily out of state and unable to apply in person may call the DMV at (800) 642 9066 or at (304) 558 3900. Depending on your license expiry, the DMV may advise you to renew your license instead of applying for a duplicate. The DMV may also issue a certified driving record to be kept until a duplicate can be obtained in person at a DMV office.
- If your license or identification is close to expiry, you can renew your license or identification card instead of applying for a replacement.
- You cannot apply for replacement of a driver's license or identification online.