Replace your license or instruction permit

Things to know

For $20, you can replace a lost, stolen, or damaged license or instruction permit.

  • You'll get your replacement in 2-4 weeks. If you haven't received it after 30 days, email: CustomerCare@dol.wa.gov.
  • We'll mail it to the address we have on file. If it needs to be updated, change your address first. Licenses and ID cards can't be forwarded to a new address.
  • It'll have the same horizontal or vertical format and photo as the one you're replacing.
    • Exception: If you had a vertical card and you’re 21 we’ll replace it with a horizontal format.

Overview

  • You can order a replacement up to 3 times a year. Other restrictions may apply, see below.
  • Your temporary license/ID won't include your photo and can't be used for identification.

You can replace your license or permit online through License eXpress.

Restrictions

You can't get a replacement online if:

  • It expires within 3 months, please renew it instead
  • Your license or permit isn't valid
  • You moved out of state
  • You changed your name from what's printed on your license
  • Your record shows you have any of the following:
    • A dishonored check
    • Unpaid traffic fines
    • Unpaid reissuance fee
    • A suspension
    • A revocation
    • A cancellation
Fee payment options
Pay with your: For online services For licensing office
Cash No Yes
Check
Make checks payable "Department of Licensing"
Yes Yes
Visa – credit/debit Yes Yes – at most offices*
MasterCard – credit/debit Yes Yes – at most offices*
American Express – credit/debit Yes Yes – at most offices*
Discover – credit/debit No Yes – at most offices*

*We accept credit and debit cards at some of our offices. Our card payments vendor charges a convenience fee.

  • If using a debit card, the convenience fee adds $2.25.
  • If using a credit card, the convenience fee adds:
    • $2.25 if your transaction total is $75 or less.
    • 3% of your transaction total if over $75.

Other options to replace your card:

Your temporary won't include your photo and can't be used for identification.

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