DMV announces new design for driver license and ID cards


On June 4, 2018, The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will release a new, more secure, card design for driver license and identification cards (DL/ID). This new design release is a part of the DMV’s continuous effort to provide customers with the latest in available document security to combat fraudulent attempts to alter or replicate an authentic DL/ID. New features include Legislative Hall prominently displayed on the front of the license, a new look for the federally compliant gold star, and images including a blue hen on the back of the card.

“Keeping Delawareans’ personal data and information secure is a top priority of ours,” said Governor John Carney. “The new features and updated design on the Delaware driver license and identification cards will ensure that our citizens are protected from fraud and replications of their identification cards in the future.”

“This new card design contains state of the art security features that continue to make Delaware a leader in secure credential issuance. The new card design also contains features that are near and dear to the hearts of Delawareans like the First State Flag and State Seal. I am proud of and excited to launch the new card design and would like to thank the DMV team for all their hard work on its development,” stated Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan.

“We work hard at the DMV to ensure not only that we provide our customers with excellent service, but that we are safeguarding our customers by providing them with state of the art document security,” said Scott Vien, Director of the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles. “This new card design is another example of that effort.”

Federally compliant DL/IDs will have a gold star in the upper right-hand corner and non-compliant credentials will display the verbiage “NOT FOR FEDERAL ID”, under the colored descriptive banner.

The current card design will remain valid until expiration, meaning both card designs will be in circulation until 2026.