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Pennsylvania Title Support

How To Sign A Pennsylvania 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 is space for vehicle information to be printed. The registered owner’s information, including name and address, should also be printed here.

2. If there are liens already on the title, the registered owner's information will also appear on this front page, and they will need to sign the lien release section.

3. On the back of the title, at the top, there is a section labeled “Assignment of Title.” The top left of this section is designated for odometer disclosure. The vehicle’s mileage must be recorded here, along with a certification if the mileage is accurate or not.

4. To the right of the odometer disclosure, there is a large box with spaces for the buyer (purchaser) to print their full name(s). All buyers must also sign the document. Below this, the seller should print and sign their name.

5. Below the odometer disclosure is the section reserved for the public notary to notarize, sign and seal the document.

6. Sections B and C are intended for use only by licensed dealers. Leave these sections blank for any private sale or transfer.

Helpful Tips

  • Pennsylvania requires that titles be signed before a public notary. Do not attempt to fill out the title until you are with a notary, otherwise the document will be rendered invalid and a new one will be required.
  • Pennsylvania combines the same document for vehicle reassignment and title application. The application section is at the bottom of the front page. Leave this section blank for any vehicle reassignment or sale.

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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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