Pennsylvania DMV Vehicle Transfer | Vehicle Donations

Title Transfer


Currently, CARS is unaware of any special notification requirements for Pennsylvania. However, the state recommended that you maintain a photocopy of the front and back of the Certificate of Title after is has been completed and notarized for your personal records.

NOTORIZATION is required of the title for transfer.
*Please wait until the vehicle pick-up has been arranged before completing and/or notarizing the title.*


Please remove the license plates from the vehicle. Unless you plan to transfer the plates to another vehicle, the license plates should be returned (by mail or in person) to your local police station or to PennDOT at:

Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Return Tag Unit
P.O. Box 68597
Harrisburg, PA 17106-8597

Returning your plate to PennDOT will protect you. Once the plates have been received by PennDOT, they will be marked as a "dead tag" on the vehicle record.


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:

Bureau of Motor Vehicles
1101 South Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104

In State: 800.932.4600 | TDD: 800.2283.0676
Out of State: 717.412.5300 | TDD: 717.412.5380