Maryland DMV Vehicle Transfer | Vehicle Donations

Title Transfer


Currently, CARS is unaware of any special notification requirements for Maryland. However, after the vehicle pick-up date, the state recommends that you keep a copy of the reassigned title as proof of the transfer of ownership.


Do not leave the license plates on the vehicle. After the title is transferred, remove the license plates from the vehicle and return the plates to the MVA (unless you are transferring the plates to another vehicle). You may only transfer the plates if the new vehicle is titled in the same name and the new vehicle classification is the same as the old vehicle.

Keep your receipt from the MVA when you return your plates. Keep insurance coverage on the vehicle until the date the plates are returned to the MVA or transferred to the new vehicle.

Cancel the vehicle insurance for the donated vehicle. To avoid penalty fees, cancel the vehicle insurance only after the plates have been returned to the MVA or transferred to another vehicle.

Click HERE to locate your local MVA full service office.


The purchaser of your donated vehicle is NOT the charity. It will either be the vendor or Charitable Adult Rides & Services.
For more information on vehicle, contact your local Motor Vehicle Division:

6601 Ritchie Highway NE
Glen Burnie, MD 21062

Call Center: 410.768.7000
MVA Website