Massachusetts Title Support
How To Sign A Massachusetts Title
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1. On the front of the title, in the top section, the sale price must be recorded, as well as the date of sale. On the back of the title, the purchaser’s name should be written in this section, and some basic information about the purchaser, including their address and city of residence.
2. On back of title, there is a space to record the odometer reading. There is also a designated checkbox to mark if there is a discrepancy, or potential discrepancy, in the accuracy of the mileage.
3. On back of title, there is a space for both the buyer and seller to sign, print their names and provide the date. Though multiple spaces are not provided for multiple buyers or sellers, any and all names and signatures associated with the sale can be recorded here.
4. If there is a lienholder on the sale, mark the title as such by having the lienholder sign in the appropriate section on the front of the title.
5. Massachusetts provides three sections for reassignment by licensed dealers. Do not fill out these sections unless you are a licensed dealer.
- If this is a private sale or title transfer, Massachusetts requires that a DMV form be filled out.
- The state of Massachusetts provides a helpful guide on filling out your title, and what to bring with you to the DMV. This guide can be accessed here. https://www.mass.gov/doc/vehicles-purchased-from-an-individual-checklist/download
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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 email@example.com 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.