Delaware driver licenses can be renewed at any Division of Motor Vehicle facility. Renewal reminders are mailed to each driver approximately 60 days before the expiration date (driver's birthday). Commercial driver license (CDL) holders may only be renewed within 30 days prior to their expiration. All other drivers are eligible to renew up to 180 days prior to their expiration. A late fee is charged if the renewal takes place after the expiration date. You must turn in your previously issued license, fill out an application and pass an eye-screen test. Written and road tests may be required. If you hold a motorcycle endorsement the fee is increased by . Please see the fee chart for associated driver license fees.
If you are obtaining a federally compliant driver license, please review the CHECKLIST to be sure you bring all of the required documentation for a one time revalidation. Find out more about the federally compliant driver license and identification cards.
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The Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), in cooperation with the Social Security Administration (SSA), will use Social Security Number On-Line Verification (SSOLV) to verify Social Security numbers by matching Delaware driver license records with the records of the SSA. If, during this verification process, the SSA reports to us that your name, date of birth and/or social security number does not match with the information in our files, DMV may not renew a driver license. For more information on SSOLV click here.