Replacing a Lost CDL in Arkansas

The Arkansas Driver Services (ODS) handles commercial driver's license matters and can replace your lost CDL. Be prepared to provide to provide primary and secondary identification documents.

Remember, it's illegal to operate a commercial vehicle without your valid CDL, so it's important—especially to your livelihood—to order a replacement as soon as possible. Also, if it falls into the wrong hands it could cause identity theft problems, so it's wise to report your lost CDL to your local and state law enforcement agencies.

Apply for a Duplicate CDL in AR

The Arkansas Driver Services (ODS) handles all CDL-related matters, so you must order your new commercial driver's license at your local ODS. If you've lost your CDL and are temporarily residing out-of-state, contact the ODS' Driver Services office at (501) 682-7059 for information on replacing it.

We provide document and fee information below, but it's safest to call your ODS with any questions in case your situation involves extra requirements.

You must show proof of identification before the ODS will issue you a new commercial driver's license. 

The ODS provides Pre-Registration portal to help you put together what documents you may need, these include documents such as:

Primary Documents

Forms of primary identification documents include:

  • Your U.S. passport or U.S. passport card.
  • Your U.S. birth certificate.
  • A photo document from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
    • This document must be verified through Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE).

Secondary Documents

Forms of secondary identification include:

  • Your out-of-state driver's license or out-of-state photo identification.
  • Your concealed handgun license.
  • Your vehicle registration and title.
  • Your health insurance card.
  • IRS tax documents.

NOTE: Contact your local ODS office to find out if your situation requires additional paperwork such as HAZMAT documents or your medical certification.

AR Duplicate CDL Cost

A replacement CDL in Arkansas costs $10.

If you're eligible to renew your CDL in place of ordering a duplicate, you'll pay additional fees (as well as provide additional documents). Refer to Renewing Your CDL in Arkansas for details.

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