Missouri DMV Vehicle Transfer | Vehicle Donations

Missouri Title Support

How To Sign A Missouri 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 front of the title, there are fields where the vehicle information is printed. At the bottom of this page, there is a section labeled “Notice of Sale or Transfer.” In this section, the purchaser must fill in some information, including their name, signature, address, license number, city of residence and date of birth.

2. On the back of the title in the section labeled "Assignment," the sale date and price must be noted.

3. On the back of the title, in the section labeled “Assignment,” the purchaser name and address must be recorded. The vehicle’s sale price, date of sale, model and accurate odometer reading must be recorded.

4. At the end of the assignment section, all sellers and buyers on the sale must sign and print their names.

5. If there is a lienholder on the sale, they should fill in their information at the bottom of the page in the very last section. If not, this should be left blank.

Helpful Tips

  • There are three sections on the back for reassignment by authorized dealers, which should be left blank if this is a private sale or transfer. Do not attempt to fill in these sections unless you are an authorized dealer.

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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 donorsupport@careasy.org 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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