Replacing a Lost CDL in Texas

For a nominal fee, you can get your new registration sticker with next day delivery. Learn more below.

Service Comparison State Motor Vehicle Agency
Online Registration
Same Day Processing
E-Copy of Registration No
Next Day Delivery No
Alternate Mailing Address Requires Address Change
Phone Support No
Convenience Fee $0 $29
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You must apply for a replacement commercial driver's license in person with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).

You cannot legally operate a commercial truck or any commercial vehicle until you have replaced your lost CDL.

Application for Replacement CDL in TX

To apply for a replacement CDL, visit your local DPS office with:

Once you meet the above requirements, your TX DPS official will direct you in terms of when you'll receive your permanent duplicate CDL.

NOTE: If your original CDL has been stolen, file a report with the local police and bring a copy of the police report with you when applying for your replacement CDL. The DPS will decide whether or not you need a new license number.

TX Out-of-State CDL Holders

Unfortunately, commercial drivers aren't eligible to apply for replacements online or by mail; they must apply in person.

Contact the DPS for further information.

Renew Your Texas CDL

The TX DPS recommends renewing and not replacing your CDL if it's set to expire within 1 year.

Refer to Renewing Your CDL in Texas for details.


Application for Renewal/Replacement/Change of a Texas Driver License or Identification Card - DL-43

Submit this form to request renewed, replacement, OR corrected TX driver's license OR identification card from the DPS.

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