I finally solved this myself. If anyone else is having this problem, here is my solution: I created a new method: public function curl_del($path) { $url = $this->__url.$path; $ch = curl_init(); curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url); curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST, "DELETE"); $result = curl_exec($ch); $httpCode = curl_getinfo($ch, CURLINFO_HTTP_CODE); curl_close($ch); return $result; } Update 2 Since this seems to help some people, here is my final curl DELETE method, which returns the HTTP response in JSON decoded object: /** * @desc Do a DELETE request with cURL * * @param string $path path that goes after the URL fx. "/user/login" * @param array $json If you need to send some json with your request. * For me delete requests are always blank * @return Obj $result HTTP response from REST interface in JSON decoded. */ public function curl_del($path, $json = '') { $url = $this->__url.$path; $ch = curl_init(); curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url); curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST, "DELETE"); curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $json); curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true); $result = curl_exec($ch); $result = json_decode($result); curl_close($ch); return $result; }