Replacing a Lost CDL in Nevada

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles replacement licenses. If you're in state, you can apply for a duplicate commercial driver's license in person at a NV DMV office that handles CDL transactions; if you're out of state, you can apply by mail.

You must have a valid, properly endorsed CDL to operate any commercial vehicle; do not drive a commercial truck until you have your replacement CDL. Consider reporting your lost CDL to local and state authorities for identity protection purposes.

Apply for Nevada Duplicate CDL

Apply for your replacement commercial driver's license in person with a DMV office that handles CDL transactions.

Before you visit the office, have ready:

  • The Application for Commercial Driving Privileges (Form CDL 002).
  • All required documents. These include ALL of the following:
    • 1 document proving identity. (If you've changed your name, you must provide proof of that name change; examples include a marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order.
    • 1 document proving your Social Security number.
    • 2 documents proving your Nevada residential address.
  • Any required CDL-specific documents such as your medical certificate or proofs of endorsements, as well as self-certification information.
  • The $23.25 fee.

You WILL NOT receive your duplicate CDL immediately. Per Nevada's “Central Issuance" program, you'll receive a temporary CDL—also called an “interim document"—that is valid for 45 days.

Out-of-State NV Replacement CDL

The NV DMV issues duplicate licenses by mail for drivers temporarily residing out of state; however, it does so only for eligible drivers. Contact your local DMV office to find out if you're eligible.

Eligible drivers must apply with the Application for Nevada Driver's License by Mail (Form DMV 204).

Note that:

  • As a commercial driver, you MIGHT need to provide certain CDL-specific documents with your application. Ask your local DMV office about this, too.
  • Generally, temporary licenses DON'T include photos; they're considered “valid without photo" licenses.
  • You must return your temporary license to the NV DMV within 24 days of returning to the state.
    • Once you return your temporary license, most likely the DMV will require you to apply for a duplicate CDL.

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