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Delaware SR22 Information & Filings

In the State of Delaware, anyone caught operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher will be charged with a DUI (Driving Under the Influence). If one is convicted of a DUI, he or she will lose his or her driver’s license for the following periods of time:

1st offense – 12-24 months
2nd offense – 24-30 months
3rd offense – 24-36 months
4th or subsequent offense – 60 months

(For more information about Delaware’s DUI laws and penalties, visit our Delaware DUI lawspage.)

Delaware and SR22 Insurance

SR22 insurance is a certificate of financial responsibility that one can purchase to show proof of insurance. Many states require an SR22 after a DUI. At this time, the State of Delaware does not require SR22 insurance. However, if you already have an SR22 because of a situation in another state, you will still be required to carry that SR22 insurance even if you move to / live in Delaware. One is always required to meet the requirements of the state where the DUI happened. Talk to your insurance provider for more information.

You can find a list of insurance providers here:

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Delaware’s Ignition Interlock Device Programs

Delaware currently offers two Ignition Interlock Device (IID) programs: the First Offense Election Ignition Interlock Device Diversion and the Voluntary Ignition Interlock Device Program.

At the time of arraignment, a first offender may apply for the First Offender Program. If he or she is accepted, he or she may apply for an IID license if he or she:

 enrolls in a designated rehabilitation program
 completes at least one month of revocation
 completes the Ignition Interlock Program application
 has insurance on the IID vehicle

A person who has been convicted of a 2nd or subsequent offense may apply for the Voluntary Ignition Interlock Device Program if he or she:

 enrolls in a designated rehabilitation program
 did not cause serious injury or death with DUI incident
 agrees to participate in the IID program for a period of time longer than the revocation
 completes the Ignition Interlock Program application
 passes the DMV’s Character Background Review
 has insurance on the IID vehicle

For more information about Delaware’s IID programs, call 302-744-2508.

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Delaware Driver’s License Reinstatement

In order to get your Delaware driver’s license reinstated, you must complete an alcohol evaluation and a rehabilitation program and pay the reinstatement fee of $143.75.

For more information about your Delaware driver’s license, see the Delaware Driver Manual.

You can also reach DMV customer service specialists via the following numbers:
New Castle County 302-326-5000 or 302-434-3200
Kent County 302-744-2500
Sussex County 302-853-1000

You can also email DMV customer service at [email protected].

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Additional Delaware DUI Resources

  • Delaware First Offense DUI – First offense information including penalties, fines, potential jail time, license suspension, DUI classes, and more.
  • Delaware Second Offense DUI – Second offense information including penalties, fines, potential jail time, license suspension, DUI classes, and more.
  • Delaware Third Offense DUI – Third offense information including penalties, fines, potential jail time, license suspension, DUI classes, and more.
  • Delaware Fourth Offense DUI – Fourth offense information including penalties, fines, potential jail time, license suspension, DUI classes, and more.
  • Delaware DUI Laws – Here you will find a comprehensive and detailed explanation of Delaware’s DUI laws including all offense levels and penalties.
  • Delaware Alcohol DUI Classes – We offer a complete listing of state approved DUI & alcohol abuse classes.
  • Delaware Bail Bondsmen – Comprehensive list of Delaware bail bond agents including address, phone, website, etc.
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