My Florida driver license was stolen. How can I obtain a replacement?
First, report your driver license as stolen to local law enforcement.
If you are a US citizen or immigrant and have a non commercial driver license, the best option for replacing a stolen license is ordering online. You will be charged the replacement fee if you order online. If you visit an office and provide proof you reported the license as being stolen to law enforcement, and you are not making any changes to the license, then you will be issued a no fee replacement. If you have not already been issued a Real ID compliant license in an office since January 1, 2010, be sure to visit our website at GatherGoGet to make sure you bring all the necessary identification documents with you.
If you are able to order a replacement license online, you can find out when the license is printed and mailed by viewing our DL/ID Card Tracking System. Enter your driver license number to track the issuance. Please allow 7 to 10 days to receive the license in the mail. Online issuances are mailed first class mail. There are no options available to request overnight mailing for online purchases.
If you are temporarily out of state and unable to order a replacement online, and would like us to mail you a 90 day temporary permit, please email us your full name, date of birth, last four numbers of social security number and an out of state mailing address. (We cannot issue temporary permits to in-state addresses). Request a 90 day temporary permit be mailed to you at the out of state address. The temporary permit will NOT have a photo. When you return to Florida, you can be issued a replacement driver license at an office.
All non-immigrants are required to present proof of legal presence documents and apply for the replacement driver license in person at a Florida office.
Although you may currently be eligible to obtain a replacement driver license or identification card by mail or online, please consider this important note:
We encourage those who have not obtained a Real ID compliant driver license or identification card plan a visit to a driver license office in the future to ensure your license or identification card is accepted by federal authorities. The Department of Homeland Security announced on December 20, 2013, that enforcement of REAL ID credentials will begin in a measured, fair and responsible way. Floridians will first see enforcement at nuclear power plants and restricted areas of certain federal facilities. No changes in enforcement are planned to occur any sooner than 2016 at airports across the country.
For additional information regarding the REAL ID Act or its enforcement please visit the Department of Homeland Security website at this link: http://www.dhs.gov/secure-drivers-licenses
*Effective 8/19/2015 a $2.00 convenience fee will be charged when using gorenew. The $2.00 convenience fee will be charged per order (or shopping cart) NOT per transaction. For example, if you are renewing a driver license and a registration, you will be charged one $2.00 convenience fee for the entire order. This fee is non-refundable.*