Lost or Stolen Driver's License
If your driver's license has been lost or stolen, you should report it to police. The SCDMV does not take any legal action in these cases unless there is a reason to suspect there is fraudulent use of your license.
You can buy a replacement license below. If you've purchased a duplicate license online within the past 12 months, you cannot receive another one through the online system. A replacement license costs $10.
If you have not yet purchased your first South Carolina REAL ID and you complete the transaction below, you will be buying a standard card that says "Not for Federal Identification" for $10.
You will complete an Affidavit for a Lost/Surrendered Driver's License (SCDMV Form DL-49) and one of the following depending on which type of license you have:
- Application for a Beginner's Permit, Driver's License, or Identification Card (SCDMV Form 447-NC)
- Application for a Commercial Driver's License (SCDMV Form 447-CDL)
If you need more than one replacement license in a 12-month period, additional documents, like a police report, may be required.Damaged Beginner's Permit, Driver's License, or ID
If your beginner's permit, driver's license, or identification card is damaged or otherwise separating, you should replace it. If your card is too damaged, it may not be accepted as identification by law enforcement, airport security, banks, or other businesses.