19 Places for Replacing Valuable Documents

Here is contact information for replacing documents and records that have been damaged, destroyed or lost.

Download our RecordsRecovery Checklist for a form to complete.

ITEM

WHO
TO CONTACT

Driver’s license, Auto registration

DMV.org

Bank books (checking, savings, etc.)

Your bank, as soon as possible

Insurance policies

Your insurance agent

Military discharge papers

Department of Veterans Affairs

Passports

Passport service

Birth, death and marriage certificates

Bureau of Records in the appropriate state

Divorce papers

Circuit court where decree was issued

Social Security or Medicare cards

Social Security Administration or Medicare

Credit cards

The issuing companies, as soon as possible

Titles to deeds

Records department of the locality in which the property is located

Stocks and bonds

Issuing company or your broker

Wills

Your lawyer

Medical records

Your doctor

Warranties

Issuing company

Income tax records

The IRS Center where filed or your
accountant

Citizenship papers

U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service

Prepaid burial contract

Issuing company

Animal registration papers

Humane Society

Mortgage papers

Lending institution