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Replacing a Lost CDL in Texas

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

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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.

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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.

Forms

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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