Your driver’s license number is a unique combination of letters and digits assigned to you when you apply for your first driver’s license in a state.
You actually use your driver’s license for a lot of things, such as:
- Car insurance quotes.
- Lease agreements.
- Background checks.
It’s also one of the key pieces of information you’ll need to complete tasks at the DMV – especially online.
Where to Find Your Driver’s License Number
Your driver’s license number is located on the front of your license, and is typically labeled as one of the following:
- Customer/Credential Identifier.
If you’ve lost your driver’s license and need to know your license number, there are a few ways you can usually find it.
What is my Driver’s License Number?
If you have your driver’s license handy, or an expired license, you can find your driver’s license number front and center.
However, if you’ve lost your license, you may actually still need your license number to order a replacement.
Here are some other places where you may find your driver’s license number:
- On an old or expired license.
- On your vehicle registration.
- On renewal notices you’ve received from the DMV.
- On car lease or car loan agreements.
- In your car insurance policy.
- On your driving record.
If those options fail, you may need to visit your local DMV office and present proof of your identity in order to get a replacement.
Driver’s License Number Lengths and Formats
Each state has a slightly different numbering system for creating driver’s license numbers.
In the past, some states simply used your Social Security Number, however, that has been phased out.
Please refer to the table below to find your state DMV driver’s license format.
|State||Driver’s License Number Format|
|Alabama||7 or 8 numbers|
|Arizona||1 letter, 8 numbers|
|California||1 letter, 7 numbers|
|Florida||1 letter, 12 numbers|
|Hawaii||H, 8 numbers|
|Idaho||3 letters, 6 numbers|
|Illinois||1 letter, 11 numbers|
|Iowa||3 numbers, 2 letters, 4 numbers|
|Kansas||K, 8 numbers|
|Kentucky||1 letter, 8 numbers|
|Louisiana||0, 8 numbers|
|Maryland||1 letter, 12 numbers|
|Massachusetts||S, 8 numbers|
|Michigan||1 letter, 12 numbers|
|Minnesota||1 letter, 12 numbers|
|Missouri||1 letter, 9 numbers|
|Nebraska||1 letter, 8 numbers|
|New Hampshire||3 letters, 8 numbers|
|New Jersey||1 letter, 14 numbers|
|New Mexico||9 numbers|
|New York||9 numbers|
|North Carolina||12 numbers|
|North Dakota||3 letters, 6 numbers|
|Ohio||2 letters, 6 numbers|
|Oklahoma||1 letter, 9 numbers|
|Oregon||1 letter, 6 or 7 numbers|
|Rhode Island||7 numbers or V, 6 numbers|
|South Carolina||6-11 numbers|
|South Dakota||8 numbers|
|Vermont||8 numbers or 7 numbers, A|
|Virginia||1 letter, 8 numbers|
|Washington||5 letters, 3 numbers, (2 letters or 2 numbers)|
|West Virginia||7 numbers, 1-2 letters, 5-6 numbers|
|Wisconsin||1 letter, 13 numbers|
|Washington DC||7 numbers|
What is an Audit Number on a Driver’s License?
Listed near the bottom or on the back of some state driver’s license is something that’s referred to as an Audit Number, a draft number, or a DD number.
An audit number on a driver’s license is unique to each new license you receive (i.e. when you renew your license).
You may be asked for the audit number in order to verify your identity for online tasks with the DMV.
Other Information on Your Driver’s License
In addition to your driver’s license number, your official driver’s license will also contain the following information and items:
- The expiration date.
- Your full name.
- Your address.
- Your date of birth.
- The issue date of the license.
- Whether or not you are registered as an organ donor.
- Your photograph.
- Your signature.
- Your gender, height, weight, and eye color.
- Class of license.