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Replace Your Driver License or ID Card

Sometimes an individual may need to request a replacement (also known as a duplicate) of their current driver license or ID card because the original was lost, stolen, destroyed, etc.

NOTE: Individuals who need to request a replacement card to change their address should visit Change Information on Your Driver License or ID Card.

To apply for a replacement driver license or ID card, individuals must:

  1. Visit any driver license office
  2. Bring a completed application (also available at any driver license office)
  3. Pay the required fee
  4. Provide documents to verify their identity (i.e. unexpired passport, etc.)
  5. Provide lawful presence documents (non-U.S. citizens)

Individuals will also be asked to confirm personal information, such as date-of-birth or Social Security Number. If the Social Security Number is not already part of the driver record, then the individual must provide documents to verify his/her Social Security Number. (Documents verifying a Social Security Number are required for a driver license but voluntary for an ID card.)

Report Stolen Cards

Individuals must file a police report if their driver license or ID card was stolen and used by someone else.

To request a new driver license or ID card number:

  1. Visit any driver license office
  2. Complete an application for a replacement driver license or ID card
  3. Bring a copy of the police report

NOTE: The issuance of a new number is at the discretion of DPS.

Read the Texas Attorney General’s information about fighting identity theft for more information.

Out-of-State

For information on how to replace a driver license or ID card for individuals who are out-of-state, please read Out-of-State Renewal or Replacement.