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

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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:

  1. Locate the West Virginia DMV office of Motor Vehicles nearest you. Be sure to note the days and hours of operation.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Additional Information

  • 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.
Submitted by JMcmullen93 on 16th Sep 2016

I moved to maryland and i

I moved to maryland and i lost my license before i could change it and i have no WV residency papers or anything and wanted to know how i can replace it if im a state away

Submitted by derby2@gulftel.com on 11th Apr 2012

i am out of state and will be

i am out of state and will be for next 3 months helping my mother ...i am in florida but i can't find my drivers license they are only a year or so old can u mail me a duplicate

Submitted by Jaimepagan1987 on 24th May 2016

I am working out of the state

I am working out of the state and lost my I'd I wanted to see if I can get a duplicate to my location.