Replacing Lost Licenses

Applying for a Duplicate (Replacement) License

If your driver license has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you may be eligible to obtain a replacement online. Obtaining a replacement license does not change the expiration date of the original issued license. To obtain a replacement license through the Internet, visit our Online Services menu. You may also obtain a replacement by applying in person at any driver service center.

If your temporary license or certificate for driving is lost, stolen or destroyed, you may obtain a duplicate temporary license or certificate for driving by making application only in person at any driver service center. Holders of a temporary driver license or temporary ID must provide the necessary documents indicating the extended authorized stay in the United States to renew.

You must provide:

If Your Commercial Driver License is Lost or Stolen

You must provide:

  • DOT Medical Card and two proofs of domicile in Tennessee
  • Confirmation of proof of identity and
  • Required Documentation of changes (other than those needed to correct clerical errors) in a license, temporary license or certificate for driving holder’s name, date of birth, or gender.


  • First duplicate $8 dollars
  • Subsequent duplicates $12 dollars
  • Duplicates for a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) $12 dollars
  • Subsequent CDL duplicates $16 dollars

If your lost license will expire within the next 12 months, you may choose to renew the license rather than just get a duplicate except for temporary licenses. If your license is set to expire in less than six (6) months, you must renew your license. To find the nearest driver service center location to you, visit our Driver Service Center Locations.