Five-digit license plates to go on sale

DOVER — The Division of Motor Vehicles will begin releasing five-digit license plates next week.

A limited number of plates will be made available at the Delaware City, Dover, Wilmington and Georgetown DMV locations on a first-come, first-serve basis starting Nov. 7.

Numbers cannot be reserved ahead of time.

Customers must purchase for $110 a black and white porcelain or stainless-steel reproduction plate manufactured by the Delaware Historic Plate Company from the DMV location they are visiting.

Delawareans hoping to switch from an existing license plate number to a five-digit plate must pay the applicable transfer fees and bring the relevant documentation. Individuals who 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.

All transactions must be completed in person.

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