How To Replace Your Massachusetts Drivers License

If your Massachusetts drivers license has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you'll need to get it replaced immediately. We offer links to resources that will save you time and get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the RMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local RMV.

3: Via a RMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local RMV office. Varying RMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the RMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your RMV allows you to make a personal appointment.

Replacing Your Massachusetts Drivers License

If your Massachusetts drivers license has been lost or stolen, download your checklist to begin the replacement process. 

Those who want to renew online must complete the following steps:

  • Enter your license number, name, date of birth, and Social Security number
  • You will be asked a few more questions based to determine your eligibility.
  • If you can 't renew online, you’ll be able to download documents which you can fill out and take with you to the RMV office.
  • Pay a $25 replacement fee

Out of State

If you're out of state, you can also have your duplicate license mailed to your location. You will have to be at the location for 7-10 days to get the replacement, or you can have it sent to your home address if you wish. Call (617) 351-4500 for your replacement license.


To reach the telephone center, call one of the following two numbers, depending on where you are located:


  • From Massachusetts area codes 339/617/781/857
  • From outside of Massachusetts


  • From all other Massachusetts area codes not listed above

In Person

You may also replace your license at a branch. You can locate your nearest branch using this map.

You may need basic documentation such as your Social Security number when replacing your license at the branch.

What is an Adult Drivers License?

In some states, the layout of your drivers license may change when you reach a certain age. It is possible for your license to switch from a vertical design to a horizontal card once you turn 21. You may want to seek out a duplicate or replacement adult drivers license when you reach the age of 21.

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