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Replace License

If you have a lost drivers license or a stolen drivers license, the Illinois Secretary of State requires automobile drivers to order a driving license replacement as soon as possible. To complete this process, you must stop by your nearest driver services facility.

Report a Stolen Drivers License

Before heading to a local SOS office, make sure to file a police report with your local law enforcement authorities in order to avoid the possibility of identity theft or fraudulent activity on your IL drivers license. After you have filed a police report, bring a copy with you to the nearest DMV. Whether or not your duplicate drivers license fee will be waived is at the discretion of the IL SOS. However, if you are a motorist who is 60 years of age or older with a stolen drivers license, you will not be charged for a duplicate driving license, as long as you have a police report on hand.

Replace a Drivers License in Person

In Illinois, a drivers license replacement can only be obtained by visiting a Secretary of State office in your area. No online or mail-in drivers license copy option is available at this time. During your DMV visit, you must have proof of identity on hand that satisfies these requirements:

Examples may include the following:

Group A - must contain your signature

Group B - must contain your date of birth

When presenting a Group B document, keep in mind that your item must list your full name and date of birth. If submitting a birth certificate, it must be an original or certified by a Board of Health or Bureau of Vital Statistics within the country. A foreign birth certificate is also accepted.

Group C - must contain your Social Security Number

In the event that you are applying for a Temporary Driving License, you will not be required to show proof of Social Security Number. However, you must make a note of your SSN ineligibility on your duplicate divers license application.

Group D - must contain your physical residency

A Group D document must list your full residential address. If you are a homeless individual, you can submit a "Homeless Status Certification" as an acceptable item.

If you recently completed the steps to change name, you will also be required to submit a legal document that supports your new name.