If your driver's license or learner's permit has been lost, stolen, or damaged, you must get a replacement.
You can also get a replacement if you:
- Changed your address
- Changed your sex designation
- Would like an updated photograph
- Want to upgrade to REAL ID
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.
You can order a replacement online or in person. Either way, your new card will be mailed to you.
How To Get a Replacement License or Learner's Permit Online
You may get a replacement driver's license or learner's permit online unless one or more of the following apply:
- You are under the age of 18
- Your credential is expired, cancelled, suspended or revoked
- You need to change or correct the name on your license or learner’s
- You owe money to DMV for a prior transaction
- You need a new photo
- You have surrendered your license or learner’s to another state
- Your customer number on file needs verification
- You have already requested a replacement online today
- You are required to provide proof of legal presence.
- You are upgrading to a REAL ID compliant credential
If you get 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 to visit one of our customer service centers or stop by any day we're open.
How To Get a Replacement License or Learner's Permit In Person
To get a replacement driver's license or learner's permit at one of our customer service centers, you must:
Present a completed Driver's License and Identification Card Application.
- Present one proof of identity document (additional documents are needed for REAL ID)
- Have a new photo taken
- Pay the replacement fee
- $20 for a replacement license (an additional $10 one-time fee for REAL ID)
- $2 for a replacement permit
Remove the Vision Restriction After LASIK
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 correction, see Vision Requirements.