Obtaining a Replacement (Duplicate) Drivers License/Identification Card

If you have not already done so, you may be required to provide legal presence and Maine residency in order to obtain a duplicate license.

There are three ways you can obtain a duplicate driver's license or identification card. There is a $5.00 fee for the duplicate license/identification card.

1. You may be eligible to replace your credential through our online renewal/replacement service. This is available to many Maine licensed drivers with an active driver's license or a Maine ID card. This service is not available for commercial driver license holders. You will need your social security number, a valid credit card (Visa or MasterCard) and a printer.

2. You may visit a branch office or mobile unit location. Please bring proof of identification. One of these items must indicate your date of birth and the other must bear your written signature. You will be asked to complete a form stating that the license/identification card is not in your possession.

3. You can use the mail process to provide a written request which should include your name, date of birth and current address as well as a brief statement certifying the original license/identification card is not in your possession and what happened to your original. The image and signature on file will be verified and your duplicate license/identification card will be processed and mailed to you. You will need to submit, along with the written request, a $5.00 fee.

Any written requests should be mailed to:

Bureau of Motor Vehicles
License Information Unit
29 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0029

Telephone (207)624-9000 ext. 52114

It is not necessary, but if you choose to obtain the duplicate license/identification card paperwork prior to going to a branch office or mobile unit, you may make the same written request as instructed above and the paperwork will be mailed to you. This process would also apply if you are out of state or out of the country and need to obtain a duplicate