How to Replace a Lost Arkansas Driver’s License

For a $10 fee, you can request a duplicate Arkansas license online or in person to replace your lost one.
Written by Maxine Boyko
Reviewed by Jessica Barrett
If you can’t find your
driver’s license, you may request a duplicate card online or in person at your local AR licensing center. 
  • You may replace your AR license online or in person.
  • The fee for a duplicate license is $10.
  • Issuance of your replacement license takes about three business days.
  • Always report stolen licenses to the authorities.

How to replace a lost driver’s license in Arkansas

In most cases, if you lose your Arkansas driver’s license or
, you will need to either request a duplicate online or in person at the DMV. 
Report stolen licenses! If you have reason to believe someone has stolen your license and is using it, you should report it as identity theft to the Arkansas state police immediately. 
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Online replacement of a lost Arkansas driver’s license 

Go to the AR OMV’s website and request a duplicate license online via the
Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) portal
. Prepare to provide basic information to verify your identity, including: 
  • Last name
  • Date of birth
  • Driver’s license number
  • Last five digits of your Social Security number
Follow the on-screen prompts and pay the fee. Make sure that your current address is still correct, as that’s where the replacement license will be mailed out to by the state revenue office.
Fee: $10 
Wait time: Three business days or less by mail
MORE: Change of address in Arkansas
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In-person replacement of a lost license

Locate an office: Find the nearest Arkansas revenue branch or local DMV office that offers the driver services you need. 
Pre-register online: You will save time by starting the application process ahead of time, and you will be given a case number to bring to the DMV. The portal will also explain exactly what sort of documentation you will need, but you can double-check the driver’s license
required documents list
Generally, you will need to present these documents in-person: 
  • One document as proof of legal presence
  • Social Security number (SSN)
  • Primary document as proof of identity (like birth certificate, U.S. passport, or other government agency ID card that shows your full name; minors may use a school ID)
  • Secondary documents as
    proof of AR residency
    (only required if also updating to a REAL ID)
Fee: $10 duplicate license fee 
Don’t forget to freshen up before you head to your appointment! You’ll be required to take a new AR driver photo for your replacement identification card at the issuing driver’s license office.

What if you lose your Arkansas license out of state?

Put in a request with the Arkansas ODS to send you an application for a duplicate license. You must confirm your eligibility for replacing your license by mail. 
Phone: (501) 682-7059
Once your eligibility is verified, you will receive an application packet in the mail including the instructions, requirements, and fee amount for getting a duplicate driver’s license. 
Remember, it is illegal to drive without
minimum auto insurance coverage
in the state of Arkansas. You should keep your license,
proof of coverage
, and your
vehicle registration
in the car at all times.
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