The new card contains more security features, according to DelDOT officials.

The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles will release a new, more secure, card design for driver's license and identification cards June 4.

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 driver's license or ID, according to a DMV press release.

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 Gov. 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."

Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan said, “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."

Federally compliant driver's license and IDs will have a gold star in the upper right-hand corner and non-compliant credentials will display the words “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. Residents with a valid driver's license or ID don't have to change to the new card design until their current card expires.

“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.”