Replacing a Lost License in Minnesota
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If you lose or damage your Minnesota driver's license, or it gets stolen, you must replace it. Minnesota law actually requires replacement of licenses with duplicates in the case of loss, theft or damage. You can also replace a lost, damaged or stolen state-issued ID card.
Luckily, the process for doing so is relatively simple and inexpensive.
To replace a Minnesota license or ID card that has been damaged, destroyed, or lost, apply for a new one at a Minnesota driver's license office location.
Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) will provide another license or non-driver ID using the photo on file to verify your identity.
If the office cannot identify you by this photo, or your name has changed since you obtained your license or ID card, you will have to produce additional forms of identification.
A replacement of a valid Minnesota driver's license or ID costs $12.75.
Replacing a License While Outside the State
Losing a license is a frustrating experience. But it's even worse when you're traveling outside the state or country.
If you need to get a replacement license while you're away, you may call the driver's license helpline at (651) 297-3298 and request that a Snowbird Package be mailed to your current location. The package includes everything you'll need to order a replacement license. However, be aware that depending on the time of year you make this request, it can take up to six weeks for you to receive your license.
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