DE Five-digit License Tags Available November 14 Till Sold Out


What to get the hard-to-buy-for Delawarean? How about a coveted five-digit Delaware license plate? Beginning Thursday, November 14 a limited number of five-digit license plates will be available to the public at the Georgetown, Dover, Delaware City and Wilmington DMV offices – on a first-come, first-served basis. They CANNOT be reserved in advance or over the phone. Customers may purchase a black-and-white porcelain, or stainless-steel reproduction plate for the 5-digit number they are assigned during their transaction. For all specifics on the reproductions, refer to the DHPC website:

Important details to know if you wish to switch an existing license plate number to a five-digit plate:

  • In order to take advantage of the available numbers, customers will be giving up their current license plate number registered to their vehicle.

  • Customers must pay applicable transfer fees.

  • Customers that have the title to their vehicles must bring their driver’s license, vehicle title, vehicle mileage, and insurance information in order to complete the plate change process.

  • Customers needing to obtain their title from their lien holder will need to go to the nearest DMV office and put a five-digit plate on hold. They must obtain an “MV35 form” from DMV and send it to their lien holder to obtain the title. The title will be mailed to DMV, who will contact the customer when it arrives. At that time, the five-digit plate can be put on the vehicle.

No telephone or email requests will be taken. All transactions must be completed in person at the participating DMV office locations. For more information regarding Vehicle Registration, please visit the DMV website at

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