Texas DMV Vehicle Transfer | Vehicle Donations

Texas Title Support

How To Sign A Texas 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. The front of the title should contain printed information about the vehicle, such as make, model, year, etc. as well as owner information. If there is a current lien on the title, their information will appear below the owner’s information.

2. On the back of the title, there is a section labeled “Assignment of Title.” At the top of this section, the buyer (purchaser) should print their name, along with their street address, city, state and ZIP code.

3. Below the buyer information, the odometer reading must be recorded. If there is a discrepancy in the mileage, or the vehicle has exceeded its mechanical limitations, that should be signified by checking the appropriate box.

4. The date of sale should be printed in the box labeled “Date of Sale” in month/day/year format. Next to this, the seller must sign and print their name.

5. At the bottom of this section, the buyer must sign and print their name to acknowledge they are aware of the vehicle’s mileage.

6. The remaining sections are reserved for licensed dealers and should be left blank for any private sale or transfer.

Helpful Tips

  • The lower portion of the front page includes a section labeled “Request for Lien Change.” This section should be left blank if not applicable. If you have questions about this section, consult the local DMV.
  • Texas has one of the cheapest replacement or duplicate title fees at only $5.45 at time of writing.

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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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