The Division emails or sends automated phone registration renewal notices to each vehicle owner that has supplied DMV with an email address or phone number 90, 60, and 30 days before a vehicle's registration expiration date. You may register for this email/phone reminder program here.
Vehicle Registrations may be renewed up to 90 days prior to their expiration date. Vehicles in the four newest model years, weighing less than 10,000 pounds, do not require inspection and will be mailed a package allowing registration renewal by mail or you may proceed to the nearest DMV Registration Renewal Section to complete the registration process. If your email address is on file with DMV, this package will be emailed to you. Vehicles that are four years old receive a one-year renewal without inspection; all others receive a two-year renewal with a passing inspection. You must provide DMV with valid Delaware liability insurance and a vehicle odometer reading prior to renewal. All other vehicles must pass inspection prior to renewal. The fee for motor vehicles weighing 5,000 pounds or less is forty dollars ($40.00) per year. The annual fee for commercial vehicles with a registered weight of more than 5,000 pounds is forty dollars (40.00) for the first 5,000 pounds, and eighteen dollars ($18.00) for each additional thousand pounds. Owners with vehicles weighing over 55,000 pounds must provide a current Federal Heavy Weight Use Tax Form 2290 prior to renewal.
A twenty-dollar ($20.00) late fee is charged for all renewals performed after the vehicle's registration has expired.
For the convenience of our customers, the division offers a drive-thru window service at all DMV facilities to those customers who are paying by cash, check, debit card or credit card to renew their vehicle registration.
Please be sure to have your Valid Delaware Insurance Card, Driver License, Current Registration Card, and payment method ready to process your registration renewal.
For customers that are renewing their vehicle registration and have a handicap plate, you must also complete the Handicap Self-Certification Form MV2011 to renew the handicap tag.