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    Should you discover that your driver's license has been lost, damaged, or even stolen, you must get a duplicate. Remember, it is against the law to drive in Delaware without a driver's license.

    Contact the local police and let them know the circumstances around your missing license. If you are also missing other items or someone stole your wallet, you may fill out a police report.

    Visit a DMV Office

    The easiest, quickest, and preferred method for you to get a duplicate driver's license to go directly to a Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office . Not only will the DMV be thankful you informed them of your missing license, but they will also issue your duplicate on the spot.

    You will have to provide some documents:

    • 3 forms of identification
    • 1 form of identification showing your signature

    The DMV understands that your driver's license was an important document for you and the one you used most often to prove your identity. However, without it you'll have to come up with some other paperwork. You can find other suggested forms of ID on Delaware's Required Document Table.

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    The DMV will accept a check, cash, or credit card as payment when you apply for a duplicate license. The fee for your replacement is $10.

    Lost While Traveling

    The state of Delaware makes it extremely easy to replace your license if you lose it while traveling out of the state or out of the country. Fax the following information to (302) 739-2602, Attention: Driver License, to request a temporary license:

    • Your name, date of birth, AND Social Security number.
    • Your driver license number.
    • Your Delaware address.
    • The reason you are not in Delaware.
    • The date you will return to DE.
    • Your place of birth.
    • Your current phone number.
    • The fax number or e-mail address you would like the temporary license sent to.
    • Your signature.

    The temporary license will be valid for up to 6 months.

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