Delaware County Guide to Driver Services During COVID-19

Is the DMV Open in Delaware County?

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Due to COVID-19 most non-essential businesses are closed. This has greatly affected Delaware County’s driving services. Some services in parts of PA are slowly becoming available with restrictions, but for Delaware County, DMV locations remain closed.

This means the following services at the DMV are still unavailable:

  • Non-commercial road testing
  • REAL ID applications and transactions (pre-verified customers can apple for REAL ID online)
  • Transactions or services that can be completed online at

One important thing to note is that if your drivers license, photo ID cards or learners permits are scheduled to expire between March 19-May 31, 2020, the expiration date is now extended until June 30, 2020.

When Do PA Inspections Expire in Delaware County?

Vehicle registration, safety inspections along with emissions inspections scheduled to expire from March 16-May 31,2020, are now extended to June 30, 2020.

What DMV Services Can You Access Online?

Driver and vehicle online services are available 24/7. This includes:

  • Driver’s license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals
  • Driver-history services
  • Changes of address
  • Driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters
  • Ability to pay driver license or vehicle insurance restoration fee
  • Driver exam scheduling. There are no additional fees for using online services.

PennDOT is continuing to evaluate these processes and will continue to reopen their locations as soon as it is deemed safe! Be sure to check with your PennDOT location as they will communicate with any reopening and changes.

Get the latest PennDOT updates.

Delaware County Dealership and Auto Repair Shop Regulations

Dealerships and auto repair shops in Delaware County remain open for sales and essential services. Dealerships and repair shops are encouraged to follow some special regulations. This may include:

  • Remain open for sale by appointment. Vehicle choice, credit applications, and trade estimate can all be done online.
  • Remain open for service but with extra precautions. There is a contact-free service experience, and set hours to assist those identified as the most vulnerable to COVID-19.
  • Require face masks to be worn by staff and customers. All vehicles should get a seat cover, plastic steering wheel cover, and floor mat as protection.
  • Utilize plastic dividers between customers and service advisors/cashiers.
  • Cleanse customer and employee touch points multiple times per day. Deep clean every night.

Before you rush out to a dealership or auto repair shop, it’s best to call to find out if you need to make an appointment. Information from the DMV is also being updated regularly, so check back for updates.

In the meantime, if you need any auto body or collision repair work, we’re here to help!