Replacing a Lost License in Delaware
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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.
The easiest, quickest, and preferred method for you to get a duplicate driver's license to go directly to a 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:
- Three forms of identification
- One 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.
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.
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. Call (302) 744-2506 to request a replacement. The state will either fax or mail you a temporary photo license, valid for 60 days. Be sure to provide the country code with the fax number if you are having it faxed out of the United States. There is no fee for this temporary ID, but once you return to the state, you'll need to get a permanent replacement, with a fee of $10.
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