Step 1:

All five-model year or newer vehicles that are purchased out-of-state must have their vehicle identification number verified. Present your vehicle at any DMV recheck inspection lane to have the verification performed

New car dealers are authorized to perform this verification on new vehicles and must provide you with the Application for Title (MV212)

All other vehicles are required to be inspected at any DMV Inspection Lane before a Delaware title can be issued

Step 2:

At the Inspection Lane, you will be given an application for a Delaware title (MV212)

Required Documents: the Certificate of Origin or the existing title with an Odometer Disclosure; the bill of sale if purchased from a dealer; proof of valid Delaware liability insurance; and your Delaware driver's license or other accepted proof of residency

A notarized power of attorney from the leasing company must be provided to the lessee to sign the title application

Please check to see if the state in which you purchased the vehicle also requires title related documents to be notarized

Step 3:

Fees for titling most passenger vehicles weighing five thousand pounds (5,000 lbs.) or less are:

Twenty-five dollars ($25) for a title without a lien or thirty-five dollars ($35) for a title with a lien; plus

A three and three-quarters percent (3.75%) document fee based on the sale price or current NADA trade-in value of the vehicle, whichever is higher; and

Passenger Vehicle registrations of forty dollars ($40) per year

Trailer and commercial vehicle registration fees are based on weight

The Division will issue a temporary tag to allow you to drive the vehicle to Delaware. The tag is available at any DMV office for a fee of $10. You must provide valid proof of Delaware liability insurance; bill of sale or vehicle title; vehicle identification number; and vehicle make and year.

For additional information regarding fees: Fee Chart