How To Replace Your Arizona Drivers License

If your Arizona 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.

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Online application assistance can simplify the process for many MVD related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to the free forms and general instructions available from the MVD offices or websites, you will receive value added products such as a comprehensive Easy Guide containing information relevant to your service needs. Where possible, we will prepare your MVD forms and/or provide links to MVD online services. You will also receive 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. 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 MVD in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local MVD.

3: Via a MVD office

If you prefer to access MVD services in person or your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at a physical MVD office location. Varying MVD offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the MVD closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your local MVD allows you to make a personal appointment. Read more below to see if an in-person visit is either preferred or required.

Whether your drivers license was lost or stolen, the first thing you should do is generate and download your replacement form and checklist. These documents will help save time when you visit the MVD. Replacing your Arizona drivers license involves completing the following:

  • Filling out the necessary replacement form
  • Paying a fee of $12

Below are a few steps to replace an Arizona drivers license. The Arizona MVD is responsible for issuing a new drivers license, but the process needs to be followed before a replacement license can be issued.

Replacing Your Arizona Driver License Online
Applicants can visit the Arizona MVD site and follow the prompts to guide them through the process of getting a replacement or duplicate drivers license. Once you have completed this process and submitted the required fee by credit card, you will receive your duplicate card via mail.

By Phone
To replace a Arizona driver’s license over the phone, call (877) 301-8093, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Officers are also open on Saturdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

In Person
If you are visiting the MVD in person, you will need to submit:

  • At least two types of valid government issued identification - one of these will need to show your birth date. 
  • At least one of the forms of identification should have a photograph.
  • If the applicant does not possess photo identification, the Arizona MVD will require a third form of identification. 

Ideal identification shows the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Age

For a complete checklist of the required and acceptable documentation when replacing a lost or stolen license, Click Here. All identification submitted should be original or certified copies of original documents, and should originate from the agency where they were issued. Identification is required in English.

Arizona Drivers License Replacement Out-Of-State

If your drivers license was lost, stolen, or damaged while you were out of the state, or country, you will need to follow the instructions listed above to replace it. Under normal circumstances, the replacement license is mailed to the address on file on the same day, unless the request was made after 4 p.m., where it will be mailed the next day. 

Arizona Drivers License Replacement And Identity Theft
If your license is stolen, you should report your loss to your local police department. Although it is not mandatory that the you report your license as stolen, it is highly recommended and may also help prevent further identity theft.

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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