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Best Times to Visit a DMV Office

Remember that DMV offices in Delaware are open until 8 PM on Wednesdays, but this period can be crowded.  When planning for a trip to the DMV, consider the best times to avoid long waits.

  • Mornings are generally less crowded than afternoons. 
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays are less crowded than Mondays or Fridays.
  • Any day before or after a holiday will likely be more crowded.
  • The first and last days of the month are often busy with customers conducting last minute business.
  • DMV staff often go on lunch break starting around noon, leaving a reduced crew.  Try to avoid the lunch hour.
  • Be sure to arrive with plenty of time before closing to complete your transaction.  This is especially important if you need to be complete a written test or road test.
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Going to DMV in Person

If you need some other service from the DMV you must visit a branch office.  The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles maintains four offices in the state, open 8:00-4:30, except Wednesday when they are open noon-8 PM.  Or find the DMV location nearest you on this map. You can view the current wait times for each office here.

To apply for a Delaware driver license or permit, you will need to bring the following documents in their original form with you to a DMV office:

  • Proof of your age and identity, such as a valid birth certificate or passport.
  • Social Security card
  • Proof of residency in Delaware in the form of official mail showing your address such as utility bills, voter ID card, bank statement, tax return, insurance policy, mortgage or rental agreement.  

Scheduling DMV Appointments and Other Online Services

Delaware DMV Appointments

Save time at the Division of Motor Vehicles Delaware by scheduling an appointment to take a driving test.  Many other functions can also completed online.  You may be able to skip an entire trip to the DMV office by following the links to complete certain transactions.