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Division of Motor Vehicles

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Taxi / Limo Endorsement

All persons who operate a taxicab or limousine on Delaware highways must have a valid license, endorsed to operate the taxicab or limousine. The driver must complete a defensive driving course within 30 days from an approved provider, complete a state and federal background check indicating no serious criminal offenses, not have had his/her license suspended or revoked for moving violations in the past three years, and pass the Class D knowledge exam. Please refer to Title 21, § 2763 for a complete list of requirements.

A taxicab and limousine endorsement is non-transferrable.

Application Process

As of May 1, 2019, all taxicab and limousine ā€œZā€ applicants must initiate the application process with the DMV. A Criminal History Record Check Authorization form (CHRCA) must be submitted and approved by the DMV, prior to applying for a criminal history background check at the State Bureau of Identification (SBI). The CHRCA can be submitted in two ways:

  1. Send the completed CHRCA form to Once the form is received, a signed copy will be sent back to the same email address or to another email address if specified in the initial request.
  2. In person at one of the four DMV facilities. The applicant will ask for the driver license department when he/she arrives and will leave with a signed CHRCA.

The completed and signed CHRCA will then go to SBI for further processing. The requirements, along with a complete list of instructions, for "Z" applicants can be found here.

NOTE: Effective September 11. 2023, you will need to schedule an appointment online prior to proceeding to SBI. Please use the below link to schedule your ten-minute appointment.

When prompted enter SERVICE CODE 27RXXS.

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