Mississippi DMV Vehicle Transfer | Vehicle Donations

Mississippi Transfer Notification Support Page

It is REQUIRED for the Donor to Remove and Return the License Plates to a Local County Tax Collector's Office After the Pick-up Date of the Vehicle Donation. The State Also Recommends Making a Copy of the Front and Back of the Title After It Has Been Signed to Keep as Proof of Release of Liability.


Please remove the license plates of your donated vehicle before the pick-up. Then take the license plates to your local county Tax Collector’s office. Once the tag is turned in, the record for the vehicle showing your name as owner will no longer be the current ownership record.

Please note: MS License Plates CANNOT be transferred to a new vehicle or a new owner.

Click HERE for a list of County Tax Collectors.

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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 transfers, please contact your local Motor Vehicle Division:

Department of Revenue
500 Clinton Center Drive
Clinton, MS 39056

Phone: 601.923.770
Fax: 601.923.7714