How To Replace Your Arkansas Drivers License

If your Arkansas 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

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many OMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to assistance in preparing official forms, the value added services and products you will receive include a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs; 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America;. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

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

3: Via a OMV office

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

Whether your drivers license was lost or stolen, the first thing you should do is generate and download your replacement form and checklist. These documents will help save time when you visit the ODS in person.

Fees

There is a $10 fee to replace your Arkansas drivers license. Fees are payable by:

  • Check
  • Cash
  • Money Order

If the driver is an Arkansas resident but is temporarily living in another state, they need to contact the driver's License Issuance Office in order to replace their Arkansas license with a duplicate. The number for this office is (501) 682-7059.

New Arkansas driver License Formats

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration began issuing a new format for all Arkansas driver licenses in June of 2011. The new duplicate cards have several security features to help protect citizens from identity theft.

An individual who has held a previous version of the Arkansas drivers license will notice that the new cards use variable background colors and patterns. Depending on which type of license you need, your card may come in a vertical or horizontal layout.

If an individual needs to replace their driver's license any time after June of 2011, they will be issued a card with the new format. If the individual does not require an license replacement before their expiration date, they will be issued the new format when their card is up for renewal. The new format will continue to be issued during the four year renewal cycle to all new drivers and those who need to receive a replacement card

Whether or not the driver needs to replace their Arkansas license before the expiration, everyone will eventually end up with the new format at the end of the four year period.

Restrictions

There are circumstances where a request for a replacement drivers license because it was lost or stolen will be denied. If the individual's current license has been revoked or suspended for any reason, they will not be able to replace their driver's license. Before attempting to apply for a replacement, the individual should take steps to correct the situation that led to the license suspension or revocation. Remember, if the driver needs to replace a lost or stolen driver license or ID card with a duplicate, they must do it in person at a nearby driver license office.

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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