The Texas Department of Public Safety requires you to have a valid drivers license before taking to the roadways. If you have lost your drivers license, or if your drivers license has been stolen or destroyed in any way, you must request a replacement or duplicate drivers license at a DPS office. The Texas DPS requires drivers to apply for a duplicate drivers license in person, unless you are temporarily out-of-state or are in the military. If you need a name or address update, you must also apply for a replacement license. Read the various sections below to get more information on replacing your TX license.
Additionally, you may also be required to confirm personal information like your Social Security Number (SSN) or your date-of-birth.
Note: If the SSN is not part of your driver record, you are must provide the necessary documents to verify your SSN.
If your driving license has been stolen, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) requires you to immediately notify the police to protect yourself against identity theft.
In order to replace stolen drivers license, you will need to go to your local driver license office and do the following:
Drivers who are living outside the State of Texas (whose true, fixed and permanent domicile is in Texas) are eligible to apply for a drivers license copy.
Active duty military members, students whose parents live in Texas and people who are temporarily living outside of Texas for work, all qualify for requesting a duplicate drivers license.
Note: The Texas DPS will mail you your new driver license within 45 days of receiving the submitted request.
If you satisfy the above mentioned eligibility requirements to apply for a duplicate driving license out-of-state, you will be required to do the following:
P.O. Box 149008