Information For Those Applying For a Class D license or Learner's Permit:

Those persons holding a learner's permit for a Class D license must be accompanied at all times by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years of age. The supervising driver must occupy a seat beside the driver. No more than 2 other persons may be in the vehicle, both of which must be members of the applicant's immediate family.

Permit expiration and extension:

Your Class D or motorcycle learner's permit is valid for 6 months. You can extend the learner's permit only once for an additional 6 months. You must apply for an extension at DMV before the expiration date and pay a $5.00 fee.

Road Tests:

You are eligible to take a Class D or motorcycle road test 10 days after you pass the written test. Road tests are given on every weekday, except Wednesday, from 8:00 until 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 until 3:30. Contact the facility that you obtained your permit for road test information. They will not be conducted during inclement weather (rain, fog, snow and ice). Again, the Division does not conduct road tests on Wednesdays. To take the Class D test you must bring:

  1. Valid vehicle registration card and valid insurance card for the vehicle that you will drive during the test.
  2. Driver's license of the driver who came with you, and
  3. Your learner's permit.

The examiner will conduct a basic vehicle safety inspection before the road begins. Please refrain from smoking during the test. The New Castle Inspection Lane does not conduct motorcycle road tests.

Motorcycle Learner Permits:

Motorcycle permits are valid for 6 months. You can extend the permit only once for an additional 6 months. You must apply for an extension at DMV before the expiration date and pay a $5.00 fee. The following restrictions apply when operating a motorcycle with a temporary instruction permit:

  1. No passengers shall be allowed on the motorcycle.
  2. Operating a motorcycle between sunset and sunrise is prohibited.
  3. Approved safety helmet and eye protection must be worn.
  4. Operation is not permitted on the federal interstate highway system.

Ignition Interlock (IID) Endorsement/license:

Those drivers holding either an IID license or IID endorsement may operate a vehicle with full Class D operators driving privileges only when the vehicle is equipped with an ignition interlock device.

Megan's Law/Sex Offenders:

By signing the driver license application form I acknowledge that the Division of Motor Vehicles has notified me that registration in compliance with Section 4120 of Title 11, Delaware law, is mandatory for any person who has been convicted in any state of any offense which if committed or attempted in this state, would have been punishable as one or more of the offenses referenced in Section 4120 (a) of Title 11, and that such registration must occur within 7 days of coming into any county, city or town in which he/she temporarily resides or is domiciled for that length of time. This form will be permanently retained.

Mandatory disclosure of Social Security Numbers.

Disclosure of the applicant's social security number is mandatory if eligible. Federal and state law authorizes such disclosure. See 42 U.S.C. Section 405(c)(2)(1) and 21 Del. C. Section 2718(a). The Division will use social security numbers solely for the administration of the driver's license program to ensure accurate identification. Social Security numbers will not be released to business or private individuals, but may be released to state agencies to carry out their governmental functions. More information is available upon request.

Males Only:

I understand that my signature constitutes consent to be registered with the Selective Service System, if so required.

Telephone Assistance:

Georgetown 302.853.1000 or 1004; New Castle 302.326.5000 or 5005; Dover (302) 744-2500 or 2506, Wilmington 302.434.3200 or 3204.