Replacing a Lost License in ArkansasPage Overview
Did you lose your Arkansas driver's license? Or was it stolen?
Realizing that your license is missing can be very stressful. It may be your primary form of identification, not to mention a critical part of legally driving. Therefore, you'll need to apply for a replacement.
Fortunately, the Arkansas Office of Driver Services (ODS), the agency that issues driver’s licenses, works to ensure that obtaining a duplicate AR driver's license is straightforward. See the information below to find the solution to any question you might have about the process.
Before you visit the local ODS office, gather the required documentation and other items you'll need to prove your identity. The Arkansas ODS will have your picture on file, so matching your face to the database will be easy.
For a duplicate driver's license to replace a lost or stolen license, you will need:
- The $10 fee for a duplicate license.
- Your Social Security number (your name must match the name on file with the Social Security Administration).
- If you do not have a Social Security number, you will be required to sign an affidavit stating that you do not qualify for one.
- 2 documents of identification:
- At least 1 document must be from the list of primary documents; the other can be a primary or secondary document. Primary documents are items such as:
- A U.S. birth certificate that is either the original or a certified copy.
- A U.S. passport.
- A military ID with a photograph.
The Arkansas ODS website provides a complete list of primary and secondary documents.
If you lose your license or it is stolen while you are out of the state or the country, including outside of Arkansas for military service, you can get in touch with the ODS to for an application and instructions for requesting a duplicate driver's license by mail.
You can contact the ODS in writing at:
Office of Driver Services
P.O. Box 1272
Little Rock, AR 72203
You can also call (501) 682-7059, and the office will take your request over the phone.
You will receive an application packet with instructions detailing the fee and other requirements for getting a replacement Arkansas driver's license by mail.
Although you aren’t required to report a lost or stolen Arkansas driver's license, it may be helpful to do so if yo are concerned that someone else has or could have access to your personal information. Reporting a loss or theft of your license offers you the chance to start a paper trail should anyone attempt to use the information for fraud or identity theft.
For more information, see the Arkansas Attorney General’s information about identity theft.Other Topics in This Section