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How do I replace a lost driver's permit?

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The procedure to replace a lost driver's permit typically includes the submission of a police report, documentation and forms to the state's Department of Motor Vehicles. The exact requirements vary from state to state.

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Driver's can lose their permits by accident or to theft. If permits are lost because of a crime, many states require the victim to file a police report before they will issue a duplicate license. Most states also offer online forms to complete for a replacement permit. However, some states, such as New York, do not allow the submission of an online form if a person is requesting a free replacement because the license was lost due to a crime. Instead, drivers should order a replacement by mail. Except in the case of loss due to a crime, a fee is typically charged for a duplicate permit.

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