South Carolina DMV Vehicle Transfer | Vehicle Donations

South Carolina Title Support

How To Sign A South Carolina 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, there is space for vehicle information, including make, model, year and VIN to be printed. The owner(s) full name must also be printed here.

2. On the front of title at the bottom, there is a space for the first lienholder. If applicable, the lien’s name and signature of lien release, along with the date, should appear here. If not applicable, this should be left blank.

3. On the back of title, under "Assignment of a Vehicle" there is a statement with blanks where the vehicle’s date of sale should be recorded. Just below this statement, the buyer’s name, street address, city, state and ZIP should be printed. If there is a lienholder, their name should appear after the buyer’s name. If not, leave this blank.

4. On back of title under "Assignment of a Vehicle" to the lower left of the lienholder space, there is a section where odometer reading should be recorded. There are also a few checkboxes which should be marked off only if the situation is applicable to the vehicle’s odometer reading. If not, leave these checkboxes blank.

5. On back of title in an outlined box to the right, the vehicle’s date of sale and price should be written.

6. Finally, the buyer and seller must both print their names and sign. The seller’s address should also be recorded here.

Helpful Tips

  • The back of South Carolina’s title can look overwhelming at first glance, but most of these sections do not apply to a private sale or transfer and are reserved for authorized dealers. Take care to note which section is being filled out, and double check the lines before writing.
  • Any alteration of the document will void it entirely, so take caution to print legibly and avoid making mistakes.

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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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