Lost and stolen drivers license are common. You take out your license as ID so it's easy to walk off without it. And if your wallet or purse is stolen typically your drivers license will be stolen as well.
To get your replacement drivers license is fairly straight forward. Go to your local Florida DMV Office and apply for a duplicate driver license. The cost is $10 and you will be required to provide two forms of identification and two proof of residency documents. The requirements for identification are the same as applying for a new license.
With the enormous problem of identity theft and the impact it can have on your personal credit rating it is a good idea to report a stolen Florida Drivers License to local law enforcement. Start with you local police or sheriff department. Bring a copy of the police report to the DMV and the fee for replacing your stolen driver license will be waived.
If you are concerned about identity theft then there are a variety of steps you can take to protect yourself. Start by contacting the fraud department of the three major credit bureaus and ask them to place a fraud alert on your credit report. Next get a copy of your credit report to make sure no fraudulent accounts have been setup.
You can also get your drivers license flagged by the Fraud Analysis Unit of the Florida DMV. Contact the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles Fraud Analysis Unit at 850-617-2010. If you are a victim of identity theft or fraud you can contact the Florida Attorney General for assistance.
Here are tips from the Florida DMV on how to protect your identity from theft: