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Replacing a Lost CDL in New Hampshire

Replace your lost commercial driver's license with the New Hampshire Department of Safety's (DOS) Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You can apply in person at your DMV office or by mail if you're currently out of state.

Replace your CDL as soon as possible; NH law requires a valid CDL to operate a commercial truck or any commercial vehicle without it. Also, consider reporting your lost CDL to local and state law enforcement to help protect your identity should your CDL fall into the wrong hands.

In Person Replacement CDL in NH

Head to your local DMV office with:

  • A completed Commercial Driver License Application (Form DSMV312).
  • The required proofs of identification and residency.
    • These will depend on whether you're applying for a duplicate CDL that is Real ID compliant or non-compliant.
    • Be sure to ask about any CDL-specific documents such as your medical certificate or waiver and proofs of endorsements.
  • The $10 fee.

The NH DMV will provide you with a temporary CDL valid for 60 days, and will mail your permanent CDL to the address on file; if you've changed your address since your first CDL application, refer to Change of Address in New Hampshire.

Out-of-State Application for NH Duplicate CDL

First, your image MUST be on file with the DMV to get a replacement CDL by mail; otherwise, you're ineligible.

As long as your image is on file:

Mail the above to:

NH Dept. of Safety
DMV—Driver Licensing
23 Hazen Drive
Concord NH 03305

Once the DMV receives and processes your application, you'll receive a temporary CDL valid for 6 months by mail. Make sure you include your out-of-state address on the application.

NOTE: Once you're back in state, you must visit the DMV to properly apply for a duplicate CDL. Be prepared to provide applicable identification and residency proofs (Real ID compliant or non-compliant).

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