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Important Message from Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles

Appointment Numbers (Calls taken during business hours only.)

Delaware City Driver Services: 302-365-8771, Delaware City Vehicle Services: 302-365-8770,Dover Driver Services: 302-744-2703, Dover Vehicle Services: 302-744-2568, Georgetown Driver Services: 302-853-1044, Georgetown Vehicle Services: 302-853-1034, Wilmington Driver Services: 302-434-3209, Wilmington Vehicle Services: 302-434-3208 logo

Division of Motor Vehicles

Dealer Services

Vehicle Repossessor

Requirements For A Delaware Vehicle Repossessor

  1. Must complete an Application for Delaware Dealership License (Form MV29) that shall include a criminal history background check and a Signature Authorization (Form MV26) before obtaining repossession tags.
  2. Delaware driver’s license must have been issued to individual owners at least 90 days prior to issuance of the repossession plate. May be waived for businesses that are incorporated in Delaware.
  3. Must check with the Division of Motor Vehicles for availability of business name. If the name requested is already in use or close to another dealership’s name, it will be necessary to choose another business name.
  4. Must have an office located on the premises with a desk and filing cabinet adequate to maintain records.
  5. Dealer tags and records must be maintained at the address shown on the Application for Dealership License and available for inspection by duly authorized agents of the Division of Motor Vehicles, law enforcement officers and the Attorney General’s Office.
  6. Must have a telephone installed in the office and listed in the business name. Must attach documentation to application.
  7. Must have proof of liability insurance coverage showing how many dealer tags are insured attached to the application.
  8. A business is only required to register with the Prothonotary's office if they are using a "doing business as" (DBA) which is a different name from the corporation. There is a filing fee. Listed below are the addresses and telephone numbers for each county:
    New Castle County
    New Castle County Courthouse
    500 North King Street
    Lower Level 1
    Wilmington, DE 19801-3349
    Phone: 302.255.0800

    Kent County
    Kent County Courthouse
    414 Federal Street
    Dover, DE 19901
    Phone: 302.735.1900

    Sussex County
    Sussex County Courthouse
    1 The Circle
    Suite 2
    Georgetown, DE 19947
    Phone: 302.855.7055
  9. Must obtain an annual business license from the Division of Revenue, and a copy must be attached to the Application for Delaware Dealership License. If the business is within city or town limits, a city business license must be obtained as well. Listed below are the addresses and telephone numbers for each county:
    New Castle County
    Division of Revenue
    Carvel Office Bldg.
    820 N. French St.
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Phone: 302.577.8200

    Kent County
    Division of Revenue
    Thomas Collins Bldg.
    540 S. Dupont Hwy.
    Suite A
    Dover, DE 19901
    Phone: 302.744.1085

    Sussex County
    Division of Revenue
    20653 Dupont Blvd.
    Suite 2
    Georgetown, DE 19947
    Phone: 302.856.5358
    or: Toll Free 800.292.7826 (in Delaware only)
  10. Must obtain a Delaware personal criminal history from the Delaware State Bureau of Identification, 655 Bay Rd., Dover, Delaware 19901 (800)-464-4357 in Kent County; Troop 4, on the corner of Shortly Road and Route 113, across from the DMV in Sussex County, (302) 739-2528; Troop 2, on Rt. 40, in Bear, just west of the Fox Run Shopping Center, between Rt. 72, and Rt. 896 (302)-739-2528. There is a charge for this service.
  11. Only after inspection of the business location and approval by the Division of Motor Vehicles, can a license be issued to an applicant.
  12. Repossessor licenses expire on December 31 of each year and may be renewed 90 days prior to expiration. The fee for each repossessor tag is . All repossessor tags must be approved by the Director and can, at any time, be suspended.
  13. Repossessor licenses allow only for the transport and sale of the repossessed vehicle.
  14. Cause must be shown if more than one plate is to be issued.
  15. A Dealer’s Notification of Used Vehicle Received (MV60 Form) must be filed with the Division of Motor Vehicles on every vehicle acquired by the repossessor.
  16. A repossessor is not permitted to operate in the same location with another repossessor.