Virginia DMV Vehicle Transfer | Vehicle Donations

Virginia Title Support

How To Sign A Virginia 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 top section contains boxes for various vehicle information, including VIN, year, make, body style and more. Below this, the name(s) and address(es) of the current owner(s) should be printed.

2. On front of title at the bottom in section A, the buyer’s name, street address, city, state and ZIP code should be recorded.

3. On front of title in section A below the buyer’s address, there is a placeholder for the odometer reading. This should be noted and certified if it is inaccurate by ticking one of the checkboxes to the right.

4. Just right of the odometer reading are spaces for the sale date and sale price to be recorded.

5. At the very bottom of title, the buyer(s) should sign and print their name(s) to signify they have acknowledged the odometer disclosure. The seller(s) should sign and print their name(s) as well.

Helpful Tips

  • There are no sections on the front page for lienholder information. If there is a lienholder (or multiple lienholders) on this sale, a separate lien release letter will be required.
  • Virginia does not separate sections for private sale or reassignment by authorized dealer. Instead, there is a blank at the bottom of the form for dealer number. Leave this empty for private sale or transfer.

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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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