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How to replace your Driver License, Commercial Driver License or ID Card

If you need to obtain a replacement 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 Card Replacement feature.

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 your card has been lost, 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 obtain a replacement.

To apply for a replacement driver license, commercial driver license, or ID card at your local driver license office, you must:

  1. Complete the application before arriving. (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 replacement, 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.