DMV buildings will return to full capacity

The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles will be implementing several operational changes starting on July 13th, per the Governor’s recent announcement that Delaware’s State of Emergency declaration will be lifted on that date.

DMV buildings will return to full capacity. Face covering recommendations will follow CDC guidance. While face coverings aren’t required, all customers who have not been fully vaccinated are encouraged to wear them at the DMV.

Driver license/vehicle registration suspensions for bad checks will resume, as will uninsured motorist customer notifications for any outstanding balance owed to the DMV.

Pre-COVID Class D road tests and counter eye exams will resume, with specific guidance in place from Division of Public Health to protect both customers and staff. Please follow all instructions received from the DMV and staff when utilizing either of these services.

Starting August 2, 2021, late fees will be assessed for any expired state-issued credential and vehicle transactions. Select DMV transactions (including the renewal of state-issued credentials and vehicle registration) may be eligible to be completed online at, or by using the self-serve kiosks on-site at any DMV location.

By Gerald L. Brady

Gerald Brady has represented Wilmington’s 4th Representative District since 2006.