The process of obtaining a driver’s license varies by how old you are and the state you live in. Adults have their own path, and teens must meet their state’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) requirements.•To learn how to get your adult driver's license (typically for applicants 18 years old and older), please visit our guide to Applying for a New License.•For information about teen drivers—including permit requirements and driving restrictions—visit our Applying for a Teen License page.This question and variations of it are popping up all over this site of late. The answer to this question is the same as it is to the other ones: If you have your drivers license in your possession, then you have your drivers license number. If you don’t, then taking a quick trip to your local DMV with identity paperwork will net you a new license with your license number upon it in California.If you are trying find out OTHER people’s license numbers, questioner (which seems to be the gist of this and other similar questions) then there are a number of routes to do so. I’m not going to divulge any of them here as if you are too lazy or incompetent to think of them, then it wouldn’t be a priority to help you in that manner. Additionally, it’s likely that you are seeking such information for nefarious purposes meaning that it would be inadvisable to assist you anyway.How do I get a driver’s license?How do I check my driver’s license status?The status of your driver’s license can fall under the following categories:•Valid.•Expired.•Suspended.•Revoked.To lookup or find out the status of your driver’s license, you can either contact your local DMV office, or you can obtain a copy of your driver record online.NOTE: Some, but not all, state DMV offices offer a free copy of your driver record. Contact your local DMV for specific information, or visit your state’s Driving Records page in California.Not legally. But theoretically it is possible.There are multiple databases that were stolen from various stores and organizations that contained all kinds of personal information including DL number. Reportedly they are available online on the darknet.To go after you directly to try to locate your personal information, that person would need to be highly motivated. If they don't have a personal grudge against you, and you don't have lots of money in secret accounts online :-) , you are less likely to become a victim of Identity Theft. If you suspect that somebody has stolen your personal information, you should contact law enforcement, lawyer and financial institutions to let them know. Wouldn't be a bad idea to let your relatives and friends know as well.Disclaimer: I'm not a lawyer - so none of this constitutes a legal advice. Your decisions are your own.This verification allows you to check the status of credentials issued by DMV, including: non-driver identification, learner permit, driver license, commercial driver license, or endorsements. If your driving record is listed under a case number(case numbers begin with '300')this verification cannot be used.The status check has a one day delay ‡ the status reported is as of the date indicated.For your protection, no personal information will be disclosed ‡ You must enter your credential number correctly.If you sent DMV a payment or document, allow ten business days from the date it is received for it to be processed.You must physically carry a current and valid driver license to operate a motor vehicle. If you switched to a non-driver identification card while your license was suspended, you must have your license reissued prior to driving.If you received advance notice of a pending suspension, disqualification, downgrade, or revocation, recheck your credential status after the date given in the notice to determine if the suspension is in effect.Please enter your Driver License Number below. Social Security Number and/or Insurance update(s), if applicable, are available on the Driver License Check results page.To access the driving history of your child under the age of 18, enter the teen's driver license number below. After we retrieve the record, you may enter the last four digits of the driver's Social Security Number and the date of birth to view the driving history.When you check your license by entering the number above, if it shows "VALID" it simply indicates that the department has already received information and cleared your record. You may disregard any notice you received and print the response as your latest official receipt from this agency.It is illegal to drive without a driver's license that shows your driver license number in your possession. Let us inform you of the steps to take in order to get your driver's license back―fast.AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingWashington DCLosing your license is the worst! If you’re lucky, you’ve got annoying few days ahead of you applying for a replaced license. If you’re not so lucky, you can have months, maybe even years, of sorting out identity theft issues. Hopefully, these seven steps below will help you avoid being one of the unlucky ones.Make Sure Your License Is Actually MissingOkay. Hasn’t this happened to us all? You’re convinced your license is lost because it’s not in its usual place like your wallet or purse, so you immediately begin to worry that you’ve left it somewhere inappropriate. But wait a second. Breathe. Retrace your steps and check the easy places for a license to get lost first (i.e. your couch, your car or your laundry basket). After you’re certain that the license is really missing, check to see if anything else is missing like your wallet, credit cards, social security card and any document that you think is likely to be near your license.Notify Important Financial CompaniesIf you aren’t a member of an identify theft protection service, notify your bank, your credit card companies, your health insurance provider and/or the Social Security Administration. Let them know you have lost your license and ask what protective services they can offer to you. Someone who has found or stolen your license will be able, potentially, to drain your bank account, open new credit card accounts, take out loans in your name and/or accrue medical and utility bills in your name. This may not be the most likely consequence of a lost license, but wouldn’t you rather be safe than sorry.Report Your Lost License To The PoliceReport your lost license to the police. This will help you prove to credit card companies, banks and law enforcement that your license was stolen if any issues arise as a result of the lost license. For example, if any erroneous credit card charges appear on your credit card bill, you’ll have a better chance of proving those charges are fraudulent if you can demonstrate that you lost your license and someone might have stolen your identity. You may be able to report your lost license online, in person or over the phone. Choose the quickest and most convenient way for you to do so. And make sure you obtain a copy of the police report. Remember not to drive anywhere without a license.Report The Lost License To An Identity Theft Protection ServiceIf you lose your license (or an important form of identification like social security card), you need to contact your identity theft protection service and/or look into what steps you can to protect yourself from having your identity stolen. Place fraud alerts on your account. Freeze your credit score, which essentially makes it more difficult for identity thieves to open new accounts in your name. Most creditors need to see your credit report before they approve a new account. If they are unable to see a credit report, they, at the very least, will make the process more difficult for the applicant.Notify Your Local DMVContact your nearest DMV branch either in person or online. Apply for a duplicate license. If your license was about to expire you might also be able to renew your driver’s license instead of applying for a duplicate. In some instances, renewing your license might be easier.Watch Out For Signs Of Identity TheftEven after you’ve frozen your credit score and you’ve set up fraud alerts, you should still monitor your credit score to ensure new accounts have not been made in your name. Answer your phone when unrecognized numbers call you. The person calling could be a creditor or a representative from a collection agency. It also could be a good idea to run a criminal background on yourself to see if any warrants are out in your name. Sounds extreme, but, as we always say, better safe than sorry.