How To Renew Your Delaware Drivers LicenseDo you need to renew your Delaware drivers license? We've collected helpful information to assist you with everything you need to renew a drivers license in Delaware. Select from the options below to get started.
Online application assistance can simplify the process for many DMV related services, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to the free forms and general instructions available from the DMV offices or websites, you will receive a comprehensive Easy Guide" containing information relevant to your service needs. Where possible, we will prepare your DMV forms and/or provide links to DMV online services. Via our partners at Road America, you will also receive 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service. In addition, you will be able to take advantage of a free membership to DMV Advisors, a state-specific help desk prepared to answer any driver-related questions or concerns you may have. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.
2: By mail, if eligible (read below for instructions)
Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.
3: Via a local DMV office
If you prefer to access DMV services in person or your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at a physical DMV office location. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your local DMV allows you to make a personal appointment. Read more below to see if an in-person visit is either preferred or required.
Renewing Your Delaware Drivers License
The Delaware DMV sends you a renewal reminder 60 days prior to your drivers license expiration date.
The Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles charges $25 to renew a Delaware drivers license having an expiration of five years. If you renew your drivers license after it has already expired you will be charged an additional $1.15.
If the expiration has to be extended from five years up to eight years, an additional charge of $5 will be imposed per year. For example, if the expiration date is six years, the fee will be $30— for seven years it's $35.
Proof of identification can either be a primary or secondary form of identification. The primary proof of identification includes:
- Birth certificate
- Military ID
- Citizen naturalization documents
Secondary forms of identification include:
Delaware Drivers License Renewal In Person
In order to renew a Delaware drivers license, you must provide:
- A completed renewal application
- Pass the vision test
- Submit the expired drivers license
- Proof of identity
- Pay the fee by means acceptable by the authorities
- The road test and the written test are waived
According to the Delaware renewal requirements you must provide information that matches what is on record. Information such as:
- Date of birth
- Social Security Number
Delaware Drivers License Renewal Via Mail
Members of the military, posted outside of Delaware, may renew their drivers license by mail. Often times, this service is provided on a case-by-case basis. Military personnel may either call or email their local DMV to see if they qualify for mail renewal.
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