How to Replace a Lost Alabama Driver’s License

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If you lost your Alabama driver’s license, you can apply for a duplicate at a driver’s license center in person or request a replacement through the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s online portal. In either case, it will cost $31.25 to produce a duplicate card.
Losing your driver’s license can be a stressful event. Not only does it verify that you’re legally authorized to drive, but it also conveys important information about your identity. For your protection, it’s important to report and replace a lost license as soon as possible. 
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How to replace a lost driver’s license in Alabama

Oh no—you lost your wallet! Whether it was stolen or you simply misplaced it, you should report it to law enforcement and work toward getting a replacement immediately
Be sure to park your car in the meantime, as there are serious legal penalties if you’re caught
driving without a license
. Thankfully, replacing a lost license is fairly straightforward once you know all of your options.

Replacing a lost Alabama license online

The most convenient way to replace your license is through the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA)
online portal
Follow the screen prompts and have the following information available to submit: 
  • Your birthdate and Social Security number
  • Your driver’s license number
You will need a valid credit card to pay the $31.25 licensing fee, plus an additional processing charge. Be sure to print your receipt to serve as your temporary license. Your license will be mailed to the address on file within 30 days of receipt. 

Replacing a lost Alabama license in person

You may need to get your license replacement in person if you need to make changes to the name or address displayed on it.
You can use the online license center locations
to locate the department office nearest to you. Once you’re on location, you’ll need to provide proof of identity with your Social Security number and two forms of identification. One document should have your photo on it. If not, you will need to present three forms of non-photo identification. 
Here’s a list of notably accepted forms of documentation:
  • Passport
  • Certified birth certificate
  • Certified marriage license
  • Valid military ID
Use the
ID documents list
to determine other acceptable forms of documentation. 
Acceptable forms of payment for the $31.25 duplicate license fee are cash or a local check. You will receive a temporary license while you wait for up to 30 days for your license to arrive in the mail. 

What if you lose your Alabama license out of state?

Losing your Alabama license out of state is not ideal, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. 
There are a few unique reasons why you may need your license mailed to an address outside of Alabama, including: 
  • Military service
  • Attending school in another state
  • Working out of state on assignment
  • Missionary work
  • Medical reasons (either undergoing treatment or serving as a primary caregiver)
If you’re applying for a replacement out of state, you will need to mail a completed
license renewal form
Alabama Law Enforcement Agency
Driver License Division
PO Box 1471
Montgomery AL 36102-1471
Be sure to include the required supporting documents listed on the form and the $31.25 duplicate fee.

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