Colorado DMV Vehicle Transfer | Vehicle Donations

Colorado Title Support

How To Sign A Colorado Title

For any questions about how to sign a title for your specific donated vehicle, please contact the purchasing vendor which is usually the auto auction yard. Please note, the purchaser of your donated vehicle is not the charity. It will either be the vendor or Charitable Adult Rides & Services.

1. On the top of the title, there is a box where the owner information should be listed.

2. Colorado provides four spaces for lienholders. If there are no lienholders on the title, skip this section on the front page. If there are, fill in their name and lien amount. On the right hand side, the lienholders must all sign the document.

3. On the back of title near the top, there is a section where the buyer and seller must clearly and legibly print their names, as well as sign and date in the appropriate spaces. This section requires an accurate odometer reading of the vehicle’s mileage to be recorded. Check the appropriate box to indicate if the mileage is accurate, or if any odometer discrepancy exists.

Helpful Tips

  • Colorado includes a section on the back which may only be utilized by authorized dealers selling road-worthy vehicles. Take care that if this is a private or personal sale, this section should not be filled out. Filling out a section intended for only authorized dealers will nullify the document.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When do I cancel my insurance?

A. Only cancel your vehicle's insurance AFTER your vehicle has been picked up and you have notified the state that you’ve donated your vehicle. If your state requires notification, please be aware that you should never cancel your insurance prior to reporting to the state you are no longer in possession of the vehicle. This is a general rule for States/Motor Vehicle Departments that require Notification be submitted or license plates returned.

Q: Who is considerd the purchaser of my vehicle donation? Is it the nonprofit or charity?

A. The purchaser of your donated vehicle is NOT the nonprofit or charity. It will either be the vendor or Charitable Adult Rides & Services, the vehicle donation program provider and partner of your nonprofit of choice.

Q. What is State Notification?

A. State notification releases the vehicle donor from liability over the vehicle, including registration fees and from having to keep the vehicle insured, after the vehicle is picked up. State notification is a way for the state to create a record that the owner is no longer in possession of the vehicle. The steps needed to release your liability of a donated vehicle vary by state.

Q. Who is supposed to take care of the state notification process?

A. If state notification is required, only the donor and/or owner of the vehicle can complete this process. Please do not rely on the pick-up driver or vendor to report to the State/Motor Vehicle Department that you are no longer in possession of the vehicle. If you need support, please contact the vehicle donation support team at or call 855-500-7433. We would be happy to assist you.

If you have additional questions, please visit our vehicle donation FAQS.

If you would like assistance with your vehicle donation, please contact us here.

For more information on vehicle release or general DMV questions, contact your local Motor Vehicle Division.

For additional support, please email us and include your Stock # and contact information.
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