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How to replace your Driver License or ID Card

If you need to obtain a replacement driver license or identification card without changing any information on the front of the card, and you have your most recently issued card or the audit* number from the card, you may use the Online Change of Address feature. Select Change of Address, and simply reenter your existing address before completing the transaction.

If you are currently out of the state, please visit Out-of-State Renewal or Replacement for instructions on replacing your driver license or identification card. 

If you have lost your driver license or identification card, or it was stolen or destroyed, and you do not have the audit number from your most recently issued card, you must visit your local driver license office.

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

  1. Complete the driver license application before arriving at your local office. (This form is also available at all driver license offices.)
  2. Visit your local driver license office.  You may be able to get in-line before arriving. Locate the office nearest you.
  3. Provide the following documentation to the customer service representative:
    1. Application for the issuance of a driver license, and
    2. Identity (Only one primary, secondary, or supporting document is required)
  4. If you have not previously provided the following documentation, you will also need to present:
    1. U.S. Citizenship or, if you are not a U.S. Citizen, evidence of lawful presence, and
    2. Social Security Number,
  5. Provide your thumbprint.
  6. Have your picture taken.
  7. Pay the application fee.

* The audit number may be found here on your driver license or identification card:


Report Stolen Cards

If your driver license or identification card has been stolen and used by someone else, you must file a police report. To replace your stolen card, follow the steps on replacing your card and bring a copy of your police report with you. The driver license office personnel will determine if it is necessary to issue a new number when reviewing your case.

Visit the Texas Attorney General's website for more information on fighting identity theft.