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Replacement & Duplicate License

Individuals can order a replacement or duplicate driver license or ID card online or at an N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles driver license office if:

  • Their license has been lost or stolen
  • Their license is damaged or unreadable
  • Their address has changed
  • Their name has changed (driver license office only)

Requirements & Restrictions

To order a duplicate driver license or ID card online, an individual must have a valid license (with an "active" status) or valid ID as well as a photo on file with NCDMV that is no more than five years old.

An individual who meets any of the following must visit an NCDMV driver license office:

  • Has a suspended license or outstanding debt with NCDMV
  • Applying for a duplicate commercial driver license with a P or S endorsement
  • Has a U.S. government document indicating legal presence
  • Wants to get an N.C. REAL ID license

Name Changes

An individual has 60 days to notify the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles of name changes after and to get a duplicate driver license reflecting their new name.

To request a duplicate license because of a name change, an individual must:

  • Change their name with the Social Security Administration at least 36 hours before requesting a duplicate license or ID. 
  • Visit an NCDMV driver license office  with a proof of the name change, such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree or document from the courts or Register of Deeds.

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