UPDATED: DelDOT to Go Cashless & other Changes for Safety during Coronavirus Outbreak


UPDATED – 3-17-20Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 6:00pm, the Biden Welcome Center on I-95 in Newark will temporarily close to the public as efforts continue to limit crowds from gathering in response to the Coronavirus. Fuel will still be available at the gas station located on the north side of the property and bathroom facilities in the convenience store will also be available to motorists. The stand-alone Starbucks will continue to offer a full menu for drive through customers only.

At DelDOT’s four DMV locations, effective tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, business hours for Wednesdays will change to 8:00am to 4:30pm and there will be no evening hours to eliminate the possibility of overcrowding in the evening hours for the next two weeks. This may be extended and further changes may be implemented depending upon the status of the pandemic event.


All DelDOT public facing buildings that deliver various services will be going cashless across the State – including toll plazas and all Division of Motor Vehicle locations – effective Tuesday, March 17.  At the four DMV locations – only credit or debit cards will be accepted.  Customers should utilize the DMV website where over 20 services are available online – including driver license and ID renewal, vehicle registration renewal and changing your home address.  At toll facilities – all vehicles will go through the EZPass lanes – those without EZPass will receive a bill in the mail – with no penalty or processing fee. 

The following DMV services will be suspended until further notice:

  • All Class D and Commercial Driver License (CDL) road exams
  • All motorcycle safety courses conducted at all DMV locations
  • All vision tests will be temporarily waived
  • All emissions testing for vehicles
  • All Auto Theft Unit (ATU) transactions

DMV lobbies will be continually monitored with the goal of keeping them below 50 people. We are also encouraging customers that do not have direct business with DMV or are not accompanying a customer that requires assistance, to please remain in their vehicle.