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    Replacing a Lost Nevada Driver's License

    If you have lost your Nevada driver's license, or if it has been stolen or damaged, the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has made it fairly easy to obtain a duplicate driver license or ID card.

    NOTE: If you’re looking to replace a lost or stolen commercial driver’s license (CDL), please jump to our page about Replacing a Lost CDL.

    Apply for a Duplicate License in Nevada

    The first thing you may want to do after losing your Nevada driver's license is to report it to the NV DMV and to local authorities. This can help prevent identity theft and other related fraudulent activities.

    You can request a duplicate Nevada driver's license:

    • Online through the NV DMV website.
    • In person at a:
      • DMV kiosk.
        OR
      • DMV office.

    NOTE: Replacing a NV motorcycle license follows this same process.

    Online Replacement

    You can get a replacement Nevada driver's license online IF:

    • You do NOT have a commercial driver’s license (CDL).
    • Your license is valid (has not been suspended or revoked).
    • Your address hasn’t changed.
    • Your license will not expire in the next 60 days.

    To renew and replace your driver’s license online, use the Nevada DMV Online Request for Duplicate. You will need:

    • Your date of birth.
    • Your Social Security number (SSN).
    • A credit card to pay the license fee of $17.25.

    You will receive your duplicate Nevada driver’s license by mail.

    In-Person Replacement

    You can request a replacement driver’s license in person at a Nevada DMV kiosk or DMV office.

    DMV kiosks are found in a variety of public locations in Nevada. To use a kiosk, you must have:

    • A non-commercial driver’s license.
      • It must not expire in the next 60 days.
    • The same address you had when your license was last renewed or issued.
    • Cash, a check, or a debit or credit card to pay the $17.25 license fee, plus a $1 processing fee.

    If you are ineligible for online or kiosk orders, you can go in person to a Nevada DMV office to order a duplicate driver’s license. You will need to provide your SSN and date of birth, as well as payment for the $17.25 fee.

    Replace a License While Out of State

    If you're temporarily outside of Nevada or out of the country and have lost your driver's license, you'll have to fill out an Application for Nevada Driver's License by Mail (Form DMV-204). Send it to the address listed on the form.

    You will receive a replacement NV driver's license (that does not have your picture) marked "Valid Without Photo." As soon as you're back in Nevada, you have 24 days to surrender the "Valid Without Photo" license and replace it with a proper driver's license that includes your photo.

    Fees to Replace a NV Driver's License

    Replacement driver’s licenses in Nevada will cost you $17.25.

    If you order a replacement online, you will also need to pay an additional $1 processing fee.

    NV DMV offices accept payment by:

    • Cash.
    • Check.
    • Money order.
    • VISA. 
    • MasterCard.
    • Discover card. 

    Online payments must be made by VISA, MasterCard, or Discover card only.

    Fee Waiver for Homeless

    You may qualify once for a fee waiver for a duplicate driver’s license if you're homeless. Just fill out the Declaration of Homeless Status (Form DMV-128) and bring it to a full-service Nevada DMV office.

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