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Division of Motor Vehicles

Motor Carrier

International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA)

Effective July 1, 1996, Delaware became a member of the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA). The Delaware IFTA Program is administered by the Division of Motor Vehicles, Department of Transportation. The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991 mandated that all contiguous states and jurisdictions participate in the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) by September 30, 1996. IFTA is a base jurisdiction fuel tax agreement among jurisdictions to simplify the reporting of fuel taxes by interstate motor carriers. Upon application, the carrier's base jurisdiction will issue credentials that will allow the IFTA carrier to travel in all IFTA jurisdictions. Jurisdiction refers to a State of the United States, the District of Columbia or a Province or Territory of Canada.

The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) is an agreement to promote and encourage the most efficient use of the highway system. This makes the administration of motor fuels taxation uniform concerning motor carriers operating in several member jurisdictions. Paperwork and compliance burdens for fuel tax reporting are reduced.

Hours of Operation
Motor Carrier Operations (IRP/IFTA)

8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm - Wednesdays

Public Safety Building, 303 Transportation Circle, Room 112, Dover, DE 19901

Mailing Address
P.O. Drawer E, Dover DE 19903