Individuals can obtain their driver's license number from the driver's license itself, the vehicle registration for the vehicle they are driving, canceled checks or expired driver's licenses from years past. It is necessary in some areas to know the driver's license number before applying for a replacement license.
If the above methods do not work out, the individual may contact the appropriate state department for guidance. The appropriate department varies from state to state. In Michigan, the secretary of state's office can provide the number as well as a replacement card as long as the individual is able to present other identifying information.