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New Jersey Title Support

How To Sign A New Jersey 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 title, the vehicle information, including year, make, model, VIN, etc should be printed. The owner(s) name and address(es) should also be recorded here. New Jersey includes spaces to record the number of owners, mileage at purchase and more.

2. On front of title towards the bottom, there is a space for lienholders to be listed, if there are any on this sale. If there are any liens, they must provide their lien release signature. There are spaces for up to two new liens.

3. On the back of title towards the top, there is a section to record the odometer reading. If the mileage is not accurate, denote that by ticking the appropriate checkbox.

4. The section below the odometer reading contains several clearly marked subsections that must be filled out. The buyer(s) name(s), as well as additional information such as address and driver’s license number must be recorded. The same is true for the lienholder, if applicable. Finally, the seller must print and sign their name, note their address, and record the vehicle’s date of sale and sale price.

5. At the very bottom of title, the buyer must print and sign their name once more to agree to the Buyer’s Statement.

Helpful Tips

  • In New Jersey, falsifying or intentionally inaccurately reporting mileage on a vehicle is classified as a misdemeanor, so be sure to double check this is correct before proceeding.
  • The state of New Jersey requires that the completed title be presented to the Motor Vehicle Commission within ten days. Failure to do so will result in needing to redo the entire process and an additional fine of $25, in addition to fees from procuring a new title.

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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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