How to Replace a Commercial Driver’s License in Wyoming
You will need to obtain a CDL replacement in Wyoming if your CDL license is lost, stolen, or damaged. Like a regular driver’s license, you will need to have your CDL license on you every time that you operate a motor vehicle. Therefore, if you wish to continue driving a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) after you misplace your license, you will need to replace it as soon as possible.
To replace a CDL license, you will need to apply in person through the Wyoming Department of Transportation (DOT). You cannot apply for a replacement online. However, you may be able to apply by mail, if you are eligible. To obtain a replacement CDL, you will need to fill out the application form, pay the replacement fee, and get a new photo taken for your replacement license. Then, the DOT will issue you a duplicate license, and you can resume driving a CMV.
When do you need to get a duplicate CDL license in Wyoming?
If you have a damaged, stolen or lost CDL driver’s license in Wyoming, you will need to obtain a replacement. It is illegal to operate a CMV without possessing a CDL license, which can result in fees and citations if confronted by law enforcement. If your CDL license is stolen, you may want to file a police report with law enforcement. Though it is not mandatory, doing so can help protect your identity.
If when you apply for a replacement CDL, you have your damaged license with you, you will need to surrender it. Having more than one copy of your CDL license is illegal.
Documents Required to Replace a CDL in Wyoming
To apply for a CDL replacement in Wyoming, you will need to present the following documents, if they have not previously been provided to the DOT:
- Proof of identity
- Valid U.S. Passport
- State-issued birth certificate
- Certificate of Citizenship
- Certificate of Naturalization
- Valid, Permanent Resident Card
- Proof of name change, if applicable
- Certified marriage certificate
- Divorce decree
- Court order
- Proof of Social Security Number (SSN)
- Social Security Card
- W-2 form
- IRS tax form
- Two proofs of Wyoming residency, with your name and physical state address
- Utility bill
- Mortgage document
- Vehicle registration
Once you gather the above documents, you are ready to get a duplicate CDL license in Wyoming, either in person or by mail.
How to Replace a Wyoming CDL in Person
To apply for a Wyoming CDL replacement in person, you must visit your local driver exam office. You can find an office closest to you on the DOT website.
When applying for a new license, you will need to present a completed and signed Wyoming Driver License Application. You can obtain a copy at any driver exam office in the state, or you can download and print a copy beforehand. Once your application is approved, you are ready to make payment for the license fee and have your new photo taken.
How to Replace a Wyoming CDL by Mail
If you need to replace a lost CDL driver’s license, but you will not be returning to Wyoming within 60 days, you may be able to apply for a replacement through the mail by requesting a “mail-in renewal.
To do so, you will need to provide the above documents if you have not done so already. Next, you will need to print and complete the application form and have the vision section of the application signed by a vision specialist or driver exam office. Lastly, you will need to mail the application and payment. It is crucial that you know that you cannot mail cash for the CDL replacement fee. Therefore, you will need to send a check or money order, along with the application, to the below address:
Driver Services – WYDOT 5300 Bishop Blvd. Cheyenne, WY 82009-3340
To have your duplicate CDL license mailed to your out-of-state address, you will also need to complete the Forwarding Request Form.
How to Replace a Wyoming CDL by Phone
If you need to replace a CDL license but you are not currently in Wyoming, but you plan to return within 60 days, you may be able to get a temporary license. The temporary license is only valid until you return to Wyoming. Then, you will need to apply for a replacement CDL in person.
To apply for a CDL replacement by phone in Wyoming, you will need to contact the DOT at (307) 777-4806. Offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays.
CDL Replacement Fees in Wyoming
When you apply for a duplicate CDL in Wyoming, you are going to need to pay the $40 replacement fee. All driver exam offices accept cash, checks and money orders. All checks must be made payable to the Wyoming Department of Transportation or WYDOT. Also, some offices accept credit or debit card payments.