Typically, when there are no specific requirements listed, this means transfer of ownership occurs when you complete the reverse-side of the title. It is a good idea to make a copy of the front and back of the title after it has been signed and keep with your personal records.
New Hampshire Transfer Notification Support Page
At this time, CARS is unaware of any requirements for the donor to complete after the pick-up date of the vehicle donation to release liability. However, when you return your plates to the County Treasurer's office, this proves your release of current ownership.
HOW TO HANDLE THE LICENSE PLATES WHEN YOU DONATE A CAR, TRUCK, SUV OR OTHER STANDARD VEHICLE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Please remove the license plates from your donated vehicle before the pick-up. CARS is unaware of any special requirements. Typically, this means notification is not required and you retain the license plates, transfer them to another vehicle, or surrender them to your local DMV.
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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 email@example.com or call 855-500-7433. We would be happy to assist you.
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For more information on vehicle transfers, please contact your local Motor Vehicle Division:
Department of Safety
Division of Motor Vehicles
23 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
DMV General Customer Service: 603.227.4000