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Donating A Car Without A Title

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How To Get Rid Of A Car Without A Title

It is still possible to donate a car without a title. To show ownership of the vehicle, you can show other paperwork such as DMV registration. In most cases, a classified 501(c)(3) charity will accept donation of a car or other used vehicle no matter what condition it’s in.

However, a donation may not be acceptable if you don’t have a copy of the vehicle’s title. At best, you might be able to donate the car as a junk vehicle, and it can be sold off as parts, but that won’t do as much good for the charity or your tax return.

Nevertheless, there are options for donating a car without a title while still obtaining the most benefits for you and the charity. You may be able to obtain a duplicate copy of the title through the DMV, or the charity may be able to help you obtain one through other means.

Getting A Duplicate Title Yourself

If you don’t have or cannot find a copy of your vehicle’s title, you may be able to obtain a copy of the title through your state’s DMV. You should check with your state’s DMV to find out exactly what type of documentation you will need to prove ownership of your vehicle, but in many cases you will need to fill out an application for a replacement title.

Some states require a photo ID, other states ask for the car’s registration. In some states, you have the option of requesting an expedited duplicate title for an additional fee if you need the title within a few weeks. If there are any liens on your vehicle, you may need to file additional paperwork to obtain a new title.

Obtaining A Duplicate Title With Help From The Charity

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If you are unable to obtain a duplicate title from your state’s DMV, you may still be able to donate the vehicle with help of the charity to which you plan to donate. In some cases, the charity will work with agencies that can make obtaining a duplicate title easier.

Alternatively, the charity may accept the donation as long as it can be proven that there are no liens on the car.

Goodwill Car Donations is the organization that can make your donation especially convenient. When you come to us, we’ll guide you from start to finish. Whether or not you have the title to your vehicle, we can work with you to donate your vehicle and support our numerous mission-focused programs. Best of all, your gift can help transform the lives of hurting men and women who are struggling with disabilities, unemployment and poverty. In some cases, you could qualify for a tax deduction. When you’re looking to donate a vehicle without a title, trust us to make the donation process fast, safe, easy and as advantageous as possible for you — we’ll even tow the vehicle for free.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you and how you can help us.