Obtaining a Replacement License or Learner's Permit

Why Get a Replacement License or Learner's Permit?

If your driver's license or learner's permit is lost or has been stolen, damaged, or mutilated, you will need to obtain a replacement. You may also choose to replace your driver's license or permit to change your address, change your sex designation or update the photograph.

Renew or Replace?

If the expiration date on your driver's license is less than one year away, you may choose to renew your driver's license instead of replacing it. Learner’s permits cannot be renewed.

Removing the Vision Restriction

If you must wear glasses or contact lenses when you drive, your driver's license or learner's permit will show a vision restriction. To have the vision restriction removed after having LASIK surgery to correct your vision, you must either:

DMV will process your request and send your updated license or learner's permit by mail with the vision restriction removed.

Replacement Fee

The cost to obtain a replacement license is $20.
The cost to obtain a replacement learner's permit is $2.

Obtaining a Replacement License Online

You may obtain a replacement driver's license or learner's permit online UNLESS one or more of the following apply:

Replace Now

If you obtain a replacement license or learner's permit online, DMV will use the photograph on your current credential. If you would like a new photograph, make an appointment and visit one of our customer service centers.

Obtaining a Replacement License or Learner's Permit at a Customer Service Center

To obtain a replacement driver's license or learner's permit at one of our customer service centers, you must:

A new photo will be required.