How much is a duplicate IL drivers license to replace a stolen or lost license? Illinois

The fee to replace a lost drivers license is $5, unless you’re 60 or older and can present a police report; in that situation, it’s free.

Obtain a Replacement Drivers License

To apply for a duplicate license, you must visit your local Illinois Secretary of State (IL SOS) office with the $5 fee (if applicable), proof of your written signature, and your choice of the following:

  • Proof of your date of birth.
  • Proof of your Social Security number.
  • Proof of your residency.
Remember, the SOS doesn’t require all three of the above to replace your drivers license; you only need to show one of them.

Out-of-State Residents

If you’re out of state or abroad when you lose your license, call the Special License and Re-Examination Unit at (217) 782-6901 for details about obtaining a 90-day temporary license or replacing your license if you’ll be gone for more than 90 days.

Lost License vs. Stolen License

A stolen driver license is a dangerous identity-theft tool in the hands of less-than-upstanding citizens, so if you suspect (or are positive) you’re dealing with a stolen driver license and not just a lost license, it’s best to notify the police.

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