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Lost or stolen Iowa driver's licenses

Iowa driver's license
While in Iowa
If your Iowa driver's license has been lost or stolen, you may apply for a duplicate at any Iowa driver's license issuance site. The fee will be $10. You may need to provide proof of identity when applying for a duplicate license.

While out of state
If your Iowa driver's license has been lost or stolen and you are unable to apply for a duplicate because you are out of state, you may apply for a temporary driving permit (TDP).

Please note that a temporary driving permit is not valid for identification purposes.

You must make an application in writing and include the following:
  • Your full name.
  • Your signature.
  • Your driver's license or Social Security number.
  • Your date of birth.
  • An out-of-state address and/or out-of-state fax number.
  • Let us know if you want the TDP mailed to your out-of-state address or faxed to an out-of-state fax number.

Mail or fax your application to:
Iowa Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 9204
Des Moines, Iowa  50306-9204
Telephone: 515-244-8725
Fax: 515-239-1837