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Important Message from Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles

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Vehicle Services Inspections


Delaware State Police Auto Theft Unit Inspections to resume on June 25, 2020 at all DMV Locations on its regular schedule.
Auto Theft Lanes Safety Guidelines (effective 06-25-2020)

The following safety guidelines will be followed at all DMV Auto Theft Inspections until further notice:

  • If you are ill or not feeling well, DO NOT enter the lanes. Please leave and return on another day when you are well.
  • Only 1 person per vehicle will be allowed to enter the lanes at any time. The driver is required to wear a mask or suitable face covering at all times when in the lanes. A mask will not be provided, you must have your own.
  • Only 2 vehicles per lane will be allowed to enter the lanes during inspection. The vehicles will be directed where to park.
  • The driver will turn off the vehicle, then exit. Leave the paperwork and keys on the dashboard. You will be directed to a location to stand and wait while your inspection is completed.
  • When your inspection is completed, your paperwork will be returned to your vehicle, and you will be directed when to proceed out of the lanes.
  • If your vehicle passes the auto theft inspection, the MV-214 document will be attached to your paperwork.
  • If your vehicle fails the auto theft inspection, you will be advised what the reason for failure was. There will be no discussions or debates about the issue. You will need to take corrective action and return on another date.

Auto Theft Inspection Schedule

The Division of Motor Vehicles requires some vehicles to be inspected by the Delaware State Police Auto Theft Unit. These vehicles include vehicles that have been reconstructed, flood damage or missing vehicle identification numbers and vehicles that a title cannot be obtained. The Auto Theft Unit schedule is listed below:

All trailer Auto Theft Unit inspections will be done by appointment at the State Police Troop, except in Kent County.

  • In New Castle County, contact Mark Foraker 302.365.8432 or Charles Dalton 302.365.8433 at Troop 2
  • In Sussex County, contact Bill Groton at Troop #4 at 302.752.3808
  • In Kent County, contact Tom Sheehy at Troop #3 302.698.8459

Auto Theft Inspection Schedule - ADDITIONAL DAY ADDED TO DOVER

Starting May 10, 2016, 2nd Tuesday of the month has been added to Dover

Date Office Location Time
2nd Tuesday & 2nd Thursday of each month Dover Inspection Lane
303 Transportation Circle
Dover, DE 19901
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
3rd Thursday of each month Georgetown Inspection Lane
23737 DuPont Blvd
Georgetown, DE 19947
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
1st & 4th Thursday of each month Delaware City Inspection Lane
2101 Mid County Drive
New Castle, DE 19720
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For questions regarding the Auto Theft schedule or inspection contact one of the following DMV telephone numbers: Please be specific as to the inspection lane location to be transferred to the correct location.

Office Location Phone Number
Dover 302.744.2500
Georgetown 302.853.1000
Delaware City 302.326.5000
Wilmington 302.434.3200