Rhode Island Title Support
How To Sign A Rhode Island Title
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1. On back of title at the top, the buyer’s name and address must be printed, along with the name of any new lienholder, if applicable.
2. At the top of the back page, the buyer’s name and address must be printed, along with the name of any new lienholder, if applicable.
3. On back of title, below the lienholder section, there is a subsection labeled “Odometer Disclosure.” Here, the vehicle’s mileage must be recorded, and if the reading is in any way inaccurate, that must be signified by checking the appropriate box.
4. The buyer and seller must print and sign their name to signify that they have acknowledged the vehicle’s mileage. The date of signatures should also be recorded here.
5. The sections following buyer and seller signatures are reserved for licensed dealers only. Leave these sections blank for any private sale or transfer.
- Rhode Island does not provide additional spaces for multiple buyers or sellers, and the space provided is not very large. Still, all buyers and sellers must be listed. We advise printing and signing as small as is legible if multiple names need to fit on the line.
- There are additional Odometer Disclosure spaces in the lower sections, but these fall under the reassignment by licensed dealer portion of the document and therefore should be left blank.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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.