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Arizona Drivers License Replacement

Replacing drivers licenses in Arizona is a procedure that drivers must completed with damaged, stolen or lost drivers licenses, as driving without valid credentials is against state law. Drivers updating their photograph, personal information or converting their license to another type must apply for replacement credentials. AZ drivers license replacement methods offered by the Department of Transportation (DOT) vary based on the circumstances of the update. Applicants may obtain duplicate drivers licenses in person at a DOT office, but the online option is available only for special cases.

Replacing drivers licenses in Arizona is a procedure that drivers must completed with damaged, stolen or lost drivers licenses, as driving without valid credentials is against state law. Drivers updating their photograph, personal information or converting their license to another type must apply for replacement credentials. AZ drivers license replacement methods offered by the Department of Transportation (DOT) vary based on the circumstances of the update. Applicants may obtain duplicate drivers licenses in person at a DOT office, but the online option is available only for special cases.

Replacing Driving Licenses in Arizona via the Internet

The process to request a drivers license copy online in Arizona can be completed through the replacement driving license section of the department's internet services webpage. The online DMV license replacement is a convenient option for drivers with lost or stolen drivers licenses and for those who would like to complete the DMV address change procedure as well. Note that the internet replacement method is currently only available to state residents with AZ credentials whose digital photo is on file with the DOT Motor Vehicle Division (MVD). You must also be able to provide a valid email address and a payment card.

When replacing driving licenses in AZ via the internet, drivers are generally required to provide the following types of information:

  • Full legal name and date of birth
  • Their driver's license number and Social Security Number
  • Their address, ZIP code and eye color (if unable to provide a driving license number)
  • A valid reason for applying for a duplicate drivers license

Drivers can finalize the procedure to replace drivers licenses in Arizona after providing the information outlined above. The last steps of the application process involve paying the fee for the drivers license copy and choosing the method of delivery. If you choose the express delivery option, you will be required to pay an additional fee. Also, drivers currently outside of the U.S. are ineligible for this option. When the system accepts your payment, you will receive the receipt of the transaction via email, which can be printed and saved as evidence. The permanent credential is delivered by mail within 15 days of paying the replacement fee.

During the online driving license replacement procedure, motorists will also be able to choose the address that is displayed on their credential (residential or mailing). Also, if your driver's license number is the same as your Social Security Number, you can submit a request to change it.

Replacing Drivers Licenses in Arizona in Person and by Phone

The procedure to obtain Arizona duplicate driving licenses can also be finalized in person through local MVD offices or authorized third-party driver's license providers. Note that the in-person DMV license replacement procedure is also the only available option to drivers who must update their photo, remove the Social Security Number from their credential and/or change their name. Licensees who are replacing stolen or lost driving licenses in AZ are also encouraged by the DOT to report the incident to the police for purposes of identity theft protection.

Motorists who choose to replace driving licenses in AZ in person will generally be required to complete the following steps during their office visit:

  • Submit the necessary proofs of identification, date of birth and legal U.S. presence.
  • Present evidence of their legal name change, such as a marriage certificate, a court order or a divorce decree (if changing their name with the MVD).
  • Have a new photo taken (if they must update their photograph).
  • Pay the applicable fee for a DMV duplicate license in AZ.

After accepting and processing your driving license copy request, the MVD will issue your replacement credential. Note that, regardless of the method used to replace drivers licenses in AZ, motorists must destroy their previous credential upon receipt of the duplicate driving license. If you apply for the procedure in person, an MVD official is generally in charge of completing this task.

Note that drivers can also replace DMV drivers licenses in AZ by contacting the MVD at their toll-free number: 1-877-301-8093. After establishing the connection, you will be asked to provide the information necessary to conclude the transaction, as well as your credit card payment data.