Help & Support
Over 50% of the questions people ask can be answered right away online.
Common Questions about Services
You can find telephone numbers for some State employees, agencies and type of service provided by State agencies in the State Phone Directory.
On July 1, 2010, the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) began offering secure driver licenses and identification cards. A list of documents you will need to COLLECT and BRING with you so you can SECURE your new driver license or identification card can be found at dmv.de.gov
The Division of Corporations' web site at corp.delaware.gov gives a step by step procedure on forming a business entity in Delaware. These entities, whether located in Delaware or outside the State, include Corporations, Public Benefit Corporations (effective August 1, 2013), Limited Liability Companies (LLC), Limited Partnerships (LP), Statutory Trusts and many General Partnerships (GP).
You can register your business with the Division of Revenue, the Division of Unemployment Insurance and the Office of Workers Compensation at the State of Delaware's One Stop Business Registration and Licensing System. Professional firms must, in addition to obtaining a business license, apply with the Division of Professional Regulations for a license to practice.
Delaware currently does not accept the filing of corporate income tax return online. However, Gross Receipts Tax can be filed and paid online and a balance due on withholding, gross receipts, license, or corporate income tax can be paid online. Business Tax Forms can be found on the Division of Revenue's site at revenue.delaware.gov.
Corporate Franchise Tax and Annual Reports can be filed/paid online at corp.delaware.gov. Also at this link, Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies and General Partnerships formed or registered in Delaware can pay their annual tax of $250.00.
Bank Franchise Tax cannot be filed/paid online. The State Bank Commissioner's site has instructions and forms on their site at banking.delaware.gov.
Requests/Questions under the jurisdiction of Delaware's local governments
Homeowners should apply for a permit only if they are doing the home improvement project themselves. If a contractor is doing the work, it is their responsibility to obtain the permit. Building permits should be obtained from the county offices listed on our Your Residence topic page.
Deeds and property records are maintained by the Recorder of Deeds in the county where the property is located. To find contact information, please visit our Your Residence topic page.
Division of Corporations offers Live Support for Corporate Entity Information questions during business hours (Eastern Standard Time), excluding holidays. You can leave a message if Live Support is offline. The Division of Corporations is also available via phone, online services and email as listed on their contact page.
Division of Corporations offers Live Chat for Franchise Tax questions during business hours (Eastern Standard Time), excluding holidays. You can leave a message if Live Support is offline. The Franchise Tax section of the Division of Corporations is also available via phone, online services and email as listed on their contact page.
Division of Revenue offers Live Chat for business tax payers. You can leave a message if Live Support is offline. Answers to business tax questions are also available on their Services for the Business Tax Payer page.
Department of Insurance Live Support
The Delaware Department of Insurance offers Live Chat during business hours, excluding holidays. You can leave a message if Live Support is offline. Please visit their website, and look for the "Live Support" icon or "Leave a Message" feature on the left hand side of your browser. Phone and email support information are also available on their Contact Page.
DMV Live Chat Support
The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles offers Live Chat for: Driver Services, Vehicle Services, and general information. Please visit their website, and you will see the Live Support icon on the top right of the page.
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Did You Know?
The log cabin originated in Finland. Finnish settlers arrived in Delaware in the mid-1600s and brought with them plans for the log cabin, one of the enduring symbols of the American pioneer. One of the cabins has been preserved and is on display at the Delaware Agricultural Museum in Dover.