Replacing a Lost License in Ohio
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The prospect of having to replace a lost driver's license is about as appealing as doing your taxes or cleaning the bathroom. But if your license has been lost, stolen, or damaged, it's something that will have to be done. So, let's walk you through the process.
Actually, in Ohio it really isn't that difficult to replace your license. You will just need to visit a deputy registrar's office and be ready to pay $24.50 for the duplicate license.
Examples of primary forms of identification include birth certificates, military ID cards, valid passports, state ID cards (from other states), and U.S. citizenship and Immigration Services documents.
Secondary forms of ID include Social Security cards, credit cards, marriage certificates, health insurance cards, employee ID cards, school records and transcripts, human services cards, and medical treatment records from a doctor or hospital.
The primary document must provide both proof of your name and your date of birth. If you have a Social Security number, it must be shown on at least one of the documents.
Also, the documents must be originals―not copies―unless the copy has an original certification by the issuing authority. The name on the documents must match the current name unless a change of name has been established by a court order, marriage certificate or license, or divorce decree.
That's all there is to it!
Should you be traveling out of the state or country and lose your driver's license, you can request that a replacement license be sent to you. However, there's no way to get it to you quickly. Requests can take up to 60 days to be completed. Call the Driver's License Division at (614) 752-7600 for more information.
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