Replacing a Lost CDL in New Mexico

Apply for your replacement commercial driver's license with the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division (MVD); generally, you must apply in person, but the MVD MIGHT make an exception for out-of-state commercial drivers.

The NM MVD recommends filing a police report for a lost CDL, and you MUST file a police report if you want a new license number assigned. DO NOT operate a commercial vehicle or truck until you get your replacement CDL.

Order a Duplicate CDL in NM

Apply for your replacement CDL in person at your local NM MVD office.

Be prepared to:

  • Complete any required application(s) for duplicates.
  • Provide a police report IF you want a new license number assigned.
    • You also must provide a written request for a new license number.
  • Provide all required proofs of identity and residency related to the Real ID and/or driver's authorization card.
    • The NM MVD now issues each duplicate as a Real ID or driving authorization card, so you must provide the same proofs as you would for a first-time license.
    • The state provides a list of required documents for the Real ID and driving authorization card.
    • Typically, the MVD has all CDL-specific documents and proofs—such as medical certificates or waivers and proofs of endorsements—on file. However, it's wise to bring them, just in case.
  • Pay the applicable fee..
    • $18 fee for 4 years.
    • $34 fee for 8 years.
    • Free for drivers who are 79 years old and up.

Out-of-State NM Replacement CDL

As mentioned above, generally the NM MVD only issues duplicate CDLs in person; however, if your circumstances are dire, you MIGHT be eligible for a replacement while out of state. Contact your local MVD office for details.

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