The steps to obtain a driver’s license in Delaware depend on various factors. For example, you will need to complete different steps if you are a first-time driver. On the other hand, you will need to go through differing steps for an adult driver’s license. The steps for obtaining each license are set up by the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles. This body regulates the licensing process and ensures public safety, by issuing licenses to only qualified drivers.
What comes to the steps of licensure, then it is important to know that most of them include obtaining appropriate driving education. Moreover, you will need to pass both knowledge and driving skills test to be eligible for the license. The state also requires passing a vision test and you must get at least 20/40. To sum up, there are some state requirements to meet before you can legally drive in the state of Delaware.
If you are between 16 and 18 years old and want to drive in the state of Delaware, you must first get a learner’s permit and then pass to the next steps.
If you are 18 years old and have your learner’s permit, then you can apply for the Delaware adult driver’s license.
It might be important to know that you can convert your learner’s permit into adult license providing that you hold your learner’s permit and are 17 years old. To clarify, you can do so, if you have hold your permit for at least 12 months and your sponsor has not withdrawn the endorsement.
In the state of Delaware, you can get a 5-year license and an 8-year license. You must renew the license before it is due to expire and you have 190 days before the expiration date.
You can renew your Delaware driver’s license in any DMV office. Accordingly, you should complete and submit the application, as well as bring proper documentation. The latter includes current license and evidence of Delaware residency. You will also need to present your Social Security Number and documents of legal presence in the US.
For renewal, you will also need to pass a vision test.
In case you fail to renew on time, you will be required to pay additional $10.
You can renew the license by mail if you are serving in the US military forces. Therefore, you will need to provide your full legal name and date of birth, license number, Social Security Number, Delaware residency and mailing address.
To prove your point, you will also need to include the copy of your Military ID and signature.
Division of Motor Vehicles
Attn: Driver Services Department
P.O. Box 698
Dover, DE 19903
If you want to renew the license online, you should go through this link, create an account (if you do not have one), follow the instructions and pay the $40 fee.
A gold circle with a star on the license indicates a REAL ID compliant. To clarify, it shows meeting federal regulations of minimum security standards.
If you, too, want to get a REAL ID star, then you should visit a DMV office and bring the following documents with you:
Delaware has the following classifications for obtaining a driver’s license, based on the type of license you want to obtain.
This license, in short, gives you permission to drive passenger cars, station wagons, pickup trucks, utility vehicles and panel trucks. To put it differently, it allows operating any motor vehicle with gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR) no more than 26,000 pounds.
To clarify, this license is for operating farm, firefighting vehicles, and other authorized emergency vehicles under a CDL waiver.
This license, in short, is for operating farm and firefighting vehicles, military equipment and other types of emergency vehicles.
To clarify, the license allows the licensee to operate vehicles with the GVWR of 26,000 pounds.
To clarify, this license is useful for operating a vehicle with the GVWR of over 26,000 pounds, not towing another vehicle over 10,000 pounds GVWR.
The license, in short, is for vehicles under 26,000 pounds, which transport 16 or more passengers, as well as hazardous materials.
Division of Motor Vehicles
Wilmington: (302) 434 3200
Delaware City: (302) 326 5000
Dover: (302) 744 2500
Georgetown: (302) 853 1000