How To Replace Your New Jersey Drivers License

If your New Jersey drivers license has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you'll need to get it replaced immediately. We offer links to resources that will save you time and get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.

1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.

3: Via a DMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.




Replacing Your New Jersey Drivers License

If your drivers license has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed, you will need to get a replacement. Getting a replacement drivers license in New Jersey requires the following: 

Documents For New Jersey Drivers License Replacement

  • Individuals change of name (if applicable)
  • Address
  • Social Security number

Proof of name of change (if applicable):

Proof of address:

  • Utility bills not older than 90 days that display the applicant's address
  • Current or checking account statements
  • Letter received from the official authorities

All documents must comply with New Jersey’s 6-point ID Verification system.

Procedure For New Jersey Drivers License Replacement
To replace your license, you must complete the following requirements:

  • Visit your local MVC office and fill out a replacement request form.
  • Submit the documents required as part of the six-point ID verification system to prove your identity.
  • Make a payment of $11 to the commission by a mode acceptable by the MVC.
  • In case a license has been stolen, you are also required to file a report with the police. This will also protect the you against possible identity theft.

New Jersey Drivers License Replacement Out-of-state

When traveling, unexpected events may occur that necessitate a replacement license. In such a case, the New Jersey Drivers License Replacement Division of the Motor Vehicle Commission offers drivers license replacement. All this can be done through mail or by phone. To do this you must:

  • Ask the department to send a New Jersey drivers license replacement by mail.
  • If the applicant has a digital license, the applicant can even ask for a temporary replacement of the license.

Documents for clearing the six-point ID verification will be needed in order to replace your license through this method as well.

What is an Adult Drivers License?

In some states, the layout of your drivers license may change when you reach a certain age. It is possible for your license to switch from a vertical design to a horizontal card once you turn 21. You may want to seek out a duplicate or replacement adult drivers license when you reach the age of 21.

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