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The Delaware DMV issues the following types of licenses:
*Class D operator’s license (passenger cars, pickups, utility vehicles, panel trucks weighing less than 26,000 pounds).
*Commercial Driver Licenses.
NOTE: If youre younger than 18, you must take a driver’s education course before applying for your level one permit.
Learners Permit for 18 or Older
If youre older than 18 and havent had a license before, you will need to apply for a learners permit that you will hold for 60 days before taking the driving (road) test.
If youve moved here from another state with a valid drivers license, all you need to do is:
Go to your local DMV, pass a vision test and be prepared to pay the $25 fee.
You will turn in your old license within 60 days of moving to Delaware and must show two items that prove residency.
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Younger Than 18 The minimum age to drive in Delaware is 16.. Teens must follow the steps of the Graduated Driver’s License Program. Before they can obtain a level one learners permit and must take an approved course.
Drivers 18 and older although it is not required a driver course is suggested.
Prepare for the Test Apply-License
The best way to prepare for the test is by studying the Drivers Manual.
Locate a DMV Office Apply-License
There are four DMVs in the state. It is advised to call first to see if an appointment is available.
Make Test-Day PreparationsApply-License
On the day of the test, be prepared to pass a vision exam and pay the $25 fee.
You will need to provide two forms of identification.
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If you pass the written exam you will make an appointment to return to take the road test in 10 days.
If you do not pass you must wait 10 days before taking the written exam again.
Get a Car Apply-License
You will need access to a vehicle to take the written exam.
Get Car Insurance Apply-License
You must have car insurance.
Take the Driving Test Apply-License
All first-time drivers must take the road test at the same office where written test was taken. Make an appointment and be prepared to show proof of insurance and a valid vehicle registration.
Once you pass you will be issued a license.
If you do not pass you will need to re-test. Check with the office to determine the waiting period.
Non-citizens must apply for a license within 60 days of becoming a resident and pass a written and road test.