how it works

It's free, easy and fast.
1You find a charity.Or call 1-800-237-5714.
2We pick up your vehicle.Free next day service.
3We help the charity sell the vehicle.You may be eligible for a tax deduction.

Find answers to your car donation and tax deduction questions

General Questions

What kind of vehicles can I donate?
We accept all kinds of vehicles for donation to charity. Cars, trucks, vans, RVs, motorcycles, boats, ATVs, and more.
Do I need any paperwork to donate?
In most cases all you need is a signed title. If you have any questions please contact our donor service department at 800-237-5714.
Is my vehicle donation tax deductible?

If you itemize your tax return you may deduct the sale value of your donated vehicle or the fair market value up to $500, whichever is greater. You can find more information on charitable vehicle donation tax deductions at: http://www.irs.gov/Credits-&-Deductions

How does the charity I choose benefit from my vehicle donation?

Your vehicle donation will be sold at auction and the proceeds benefit the nonprofit organization of your choice. Donateacar.com is powered by Insurance Auto Auctions Donation Division to process and sell vehicle donations at auction.

How much of the proceeds from the sale at auction does the charity receive?

How much the charity receives will vary depending on the sale price and costs of selling the vehicle. The costs vary depending on factors such as towing, auction and advertising expenses. Generally, the charity you choose will receive seventy percent or more of the net proceeds.

My car is in very bad condition, can I still donate it?

Yes you can! We are happy to take almost any vehicle from almost any location.

Do I get a receipt?

Yes, about five days after your vehicle is picked up you will be mailed a receipt for tax deduction purposes.

Do I get a free vacation certificate?

Yes!  DonateaCar.com would like to thank you for donating your vehicle by sending you a free vacation certificate.  After you donate your vehicle, call us at 1-800-237-5714 and we will mail one to you.

Pick-up, Towing, and Sale Questions

Who will pick up my donated vehicle?
A professional towing company will pick up your vehicle from a location of your choice.
How long does it take for my vehicle to be picked up after I donate it?
It depends on the location of the vehicle but usually 1-2 business days.
My vehicle isn’t at my home; will you pick it up somewhere else?
We are happy to pick-up almost any vehicle from almost any location.
Do I need to be there when my vehicle is picked up?
No, most of the time you do not need to be present when your vehicle is towed.

Title and Registration Questions

What paperwork is required for my vehicle donation?

Paperwork required for donation varies by state. Please choose your state from the drop down below:

I don’t have my title, can I still donate my vehicle?
Our title specialists can help get a replacement title, just call 800-237-5714.
What if my registration is expired?
Registration requirements vary by state, please call 800-237-5714 and we can advise you on how to move forward.
My car failed the smog test, can it still be donated?
Absolutely, we are happy to take your car regardless of emission or smog tests.
I don’t have insurance on my car, is that a problem?
 When your vehicle is picked up you are no longer liable for the vehicle and it does not need be covered by insurance.

Don’t see the answer you need? Please call 800-237-5714 or email ddmdonations@iaai.com for further information.

Alabama title and registration information:

Alabama Title Requirements:

  • Passenger vehicles 1975 and newer require a title
  • Motorcycles, mopeds and trailers 1975 and newer require a title
  • ATVs, snowmobiles and boats do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Alabama Department of Revenue.

Alaska title and registration information:

Alaska Title Requirements:

  • Passenger vehicles, motorcycles 1959 and newer require a title
  • ATVs, snowmobiles and boats do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles.

Arizona title and registration information:

Arizona Title Requirements:

  • Passenger vehicles, motorcycles, trailers, motor homes, ATVs and mobile homes 1925 and newer require a title
  • Boats, mopeds and snowmobiles do not require a title
  • Your title must be notarized

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Arkansas title and registration information:

Arkansas Title Requirements:

  • Passenger vehicles, motorcycles, trailers, RV's, semi trailers, mobile homes and ATVs 1949 and newer require a title
  • Boats, snowmobiles and mopeds do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.

California title and registration information:

California Title Requirements:

  • All motor vehicles and trailers 1923 and newer including motorcycles, boats and RVs
  • Your license plates must stay with your vehicle

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the California Department of Transportation.

Colorado title and registration information:

Colorado Title Requirements:

  • All vehicles moved or operated on the highway 1925 and newer require a title
  • ATVs, farm tractors, snowmobiles, boats and mopeds do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles.

Connecticut title and registration information:

Connecticut Title Requirements:

  • Passenger vehicles, motorcycles, RVs and trailers with a GVW of more than 3000 lbs require a title
  • ATVs, snowmobiles, mopeds and trailers with a GVW of < 3000 lbs are not titled

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles.

Delaware title and registration information:

Delaware Title Requirements:

  • Passenger vehicles, motorcycles, mopeds and RVs 1921 and newer require a title
  • ATVs, snowmobiles and boats do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles.

Florida title and registration information:

Florida Title Requirements:

  • Passenger vehicles, motorcycles, motor homes, trailers with a GVW of 2000 lbs or greater and boats 1923 and newer require a title
  • ATVs purchased after 7/1/2002 require a title
  • Trailers with a GVW of less than 2000 lbs, snowmobiles, mopeds and slide on campers do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Florida Division of Motor Vehicles.

Georgia title and registration information:

Georgia Title Requirements:

  • Passenger vehicles, motorcycles, kit vehicles and trailers with a unladen weight of 2000 lbs or more 1985 and newer require a title
  • Mini motorcycles, boats, boat trailers, ATVs, snowmobiles and homemade trailers do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Georgia Department of Revenue.

Hawaii title and registration information:

Hawaii Title Requirements:

  • All vehicles operated on the highway 1940 and newer require a title
  • ATVs, snowmobiles, mopeds and boats do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Hawaii Department of Revenue.

Idaho title and registration information:

Idaho Title Requirements:

  • Cars, trucks, trailers, RVs, trailers with an unladen weight of 2000 lbs or more 1927 and newer require a title
  • ATVs, snowmobiles, off-road motorcycles purchased after 1/1/1991 require a title
  • Mopeds larger than 50cc that travel more than 30 mph require a title
  • Neighborhood electric vehicles purchased after 7/1/2005 require a title
  • Boats 2000 and newer with a permanently attached motor or sail or any boat longer than 12 feet require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Idaho Transportation Department.

Illinois title and registration information:

Illinois Title Requirements:

  • All vehicles, boats, boat trailers, RVs, motorcycles, ATVs (purchased after 1/1/1998) and any vehicle that moves upon the highways 1934 and newer requires a title
  • Snowmobiles do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Illinois Secratary of State.

Indiana title and registration information:

Indiana Title Requirements:

  • Any motor vehicle, motorcycle, semi trailer, utility trailer, RV and boat must be titled
  • Boats purchased after 1/1/1986 with a purchase price of $3000 or more requires a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Iowa title and registration information:

Iowa Title Requirements:

  • All cars, trucks, motorcycles, trailers with an unladen weight of more than 2000 lbs, semi-trailers, boats over 17 ft or boats with a lien, mopeds, snowmobiles acquired after 1/1/1998 and ATVs acquired after 1/1/2000 require a title
  • Trailers and semi-trailers with an unladen weight of 2000 lbs or less do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Kansas title and registration information:

Kansas Title Requirements:

  • All passenger vehicles, RVs mobile homes, mopeds, motorcycles, trailers with a GVW of 2000 lbs or more, farm trailers with a GVW of 6000 lbs or more and ATVs 1929 and newer require a title
  • Snowmobiles, farm tractors and road rollers are not titled

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Kansas Department of Revenue.

Kentucky title and registration information:

Kentucky Title Requirements:

  • All motor vehicles, boats, motorcycles, RVs and trailers require a title
  • Junked vehicles, snowmobiles, mopeds and ATVs do not require a title
  • Your title most be notarized
  • Your license plates must stay with your vehicle

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Kentucky Motor Vehicle Licensing.

Louisiana title and registration information:

Louisiana Title Requirements:

  • All vehicles require a title regardless of weight, size or use
  • Snowmobiles and boats do not require a title
  • Your title must be notarized

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles.

Maine title and registration information:

Maine Title Requirements:

  • All passenger vehicles 15 years old or newer require a title
  • ATVs, snowmobiles, mopeds, boats, trailers with an unladen weight of less than 3000 lbs and motorcycles less than 300 cc do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Maryland title and registration information:

Maryland Title Requirements:

  • All vehicles except mopeds, ATVs and snowmobiles require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.

Massachusetts title and registration information:

Massachusetts Title Requirements:

  • Passenger vehicles, motorcycles, buses, RVs, government owned vehicles, kit vehicles, trailers with a GVW of 3000 lbs or more, and reconstructed vehicles 1972 and newer require a title
  • ATVs, snowmobiles, trailers with a GVW of less than 3000 lbs and mopeds do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.

Michigan title and registration information:

Michigan Title Requirements:

  • Cars, trucks, motorcycles, ATVs, campers, pickup campers (since 1991), trailers over 2500 lbs, boats 20' and over, any boat with a permanently attached motor newer than 1919 require a title
  • Snowmobiles, mopeds, trailers less than 2500 lbs, boats 20' and shorter without fixed motors do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Michigan Department of State.

Minnesota title and registration information:

Minnesota Title Requirements:

  • Passenger vehicles, motorcycles, mopeds and RVs require a title
  • ATVs, trailers with a GVW less than 4000 lbs, agricultural trailers, ATVs and snowmobiles do not require a title
  • Boats newer than 1991 require a title unless they are less than 16' long
  • Your license plates must stay with your vehicle

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services.

Mississippi title and registration information:

Mississippi Title Requirements:

  • Passenger cars, motorcycles, mopeds and RVs newer than 1969 require a title
  • Snowmobiles, ATVs, boats and utility trailers with a GVW < 5000 lbs do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.

Missouri title and registration information:

Missouri Title Requirements:

  • All vehicles including passenger vehicles, motorized boats, sailboats 12' or greater, motorcycles and ATVs require a title
  • Mopeds and snowmobiles do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Missouri Department of Revenue.

Montana title and registration information:

Montana Title Requirements:

  • All passenger vehicles, boats, snowmobiles, motorcycles, RVs and ATVs require a title
  • Non-motorized boats less than 12' and mopeds do not require a title
  • Your title must be notarized

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Montana Department of Justice.

Nebraska title and registration information:

Nebraska Title Requirements:

  • All passenger cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, travel trailers and trailers with a GVW of 9000 or more require a title
  • ATVs and mini-bikes purchased after 1/1/2004 require a title
  • Boats purchased after 11/1/1972 require a title
  • Snowmobiles, and trailers with a GVW less than 9000 lbs do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Nebraska Online DMV.

Nevada title and registration information:

Nevada Title Requirements:

  • All cars, trucks, motorcycles, kit vehicles, boats and RVs require a title
  • Snowmobiles and ATVs do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Nevada DMV.

New Hampshire title and registration information:

New Hampshire Title Requirements:

  • All cars, trucks, motorcycles, trailers with a GVW greater than 3000 lbs, RVs and motor homes newer than 15 years require a title
  • Mopeds, boats, snowmobiles and ATVs do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles.

New Jersey title and registration information:

New Jersey Title Requirements:

  • All cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, mopeds, RVs, mobile homes, trailers with an unladen weight of more than 2500 lbs and farm implements weighing more than 1500 lbs require a title
  • ATVs, industrial equipment and snowmobiles do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.

New Mexico title and registration information:

New Mexico Title Requirements:

  • All cars, trucks, trailers, busses, motorcycles, ATVs, motor boats 10' and over require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the New Mexico MVD.

New York title and registration information:

New York Title Requirements:

  • All vehicles manufactured after 1/1/1973 including cars, trucks, kit vehicles, RVs, motorcycles and buses require a title
  • ATVs, snowmobiles, trailers with an unladen weight of less than 1000 lbs do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the New York DMV.

North Carolina title and registration information:

North Carolina Title Requirements:

  • All vehicles manufactured after 1/1/1973 including cars, trucks, kit vehicles, RVs, motorcycles and buses require a title
  • ATVs, snowmobiles, trailers with an unladen weight of less than 1000 lbs do not require a title
  • Your title must be notarized

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles.

North Dakota title and registration information:

North Dakota Title Requirements:

  • All cars, trucks, boats and trailers weighing more than 1500 lbs newer than 1927 require a title
  • Boats, trailers weighing less than 1500 lbs and snowmobiles do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the North Dakota Department of Transportation.

Ohio title and registration information:

Ohio Title Requirements:

  • All vehicles since 1938 including cars, trucks, RVs, ATVs and motorcycles require a title
  • Trailers with an unladen weight of 4000 lbs or less, farm equipment and construction equipment do not require a title
  • All boats over 14' and all motorized boats require a title
  • Your title must be notarized

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Oklahoma title and registration information:

Oklahoma Title Requirements:

  • All vehicles including cars, trucks, commercial trailers, pop-up trailers, mopeds and boats require a title
  • ATVs purchased after 7/1/2005 require a title
  • Snowmobiles do not require a title
  • Your title must be notarized
  • Your license plates must remain with your vehicle

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.

Oregon title and registration information:

Oregon Title Requirements:

  • All motor vehicles driven or moved upon the highway newer than 1925 including motorcycles, mopeds, trailers with a loaded weight of more than 1800 lbs and RVs require a title
  • ATVs and snowmobiles do not require a title
  • Boats are titled through the OR state Marine Board
  • Your license plates must remain with your vehicle

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Oregon DMV.

Pennsylvania title and registration information:

Pennsylvania Title Requirements:

  • All cars, trucks, ATVs, motorcycles, mopeds, snowmobiles and RVs newer than 1923 require a title
  • Please contact us regarding boat titles
  • Your title must be notarized

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Rhode Island title and registration information:

Rhode Island Title Requirements:

  • Titles are issued on all vehicles 1973 and newer but are not required on vehicles more than 10 years old.
  • Boats less than 14', snowmobiles, ATVs and trailers with a capacity of 3000 lbs or less do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles.

South Carolina title and registration information:

South Carolina Title Requirements:

  • All cars, trucks, motorcycles, motor homes, RVs and home-made vehicles newer than 1958 require a title
  • Mopeds, snowmobiles, ATVs do not require a title
  • Please contact DNR regarding boats

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles.

South Dakota title and registration information:

South Dakota Title Requirements:

  • All motor vehicles newer than 1925 including cars, trucks, motorcycles, motorized boats, boats over 12', snowmobiles, and ATV's require a title
  • Mopeds do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

Tennessee title and registration information:

Tennessee Title Requirements:

  • All vehicles operated on the highway including motorcycles, mopeds and camping trailers require a title
  • ATVs, dirt bikes and snowmobiles purchased after 6/1/1983 require a title
  • Boats, boat trailers, pop up campers, utility trailers and farm trailers do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security.

Texas title and registration information:

Texas Title Requirements:

  • All cars, trucks, motorcycles, trailers with an unladen weight of more than 4000 lbs, campers, ATVs and motorized boats greater than 14' require a title
  • Farm equipment, snowmobiles and motorized boats less than 14' do not require a title
  • Your license plates must remain with your vehicle

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.

Utah title and registration information:

Utah Title Requirements:

  • All cars, trucks, motorcycles, mopeds, RVs, ATVs and Snowmobiles 1933 and newer require a title
  • Boats built after 1985 require a title
  • Trailers with an unladen weight of less than 750 lbs do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Utah Motor Vehicle Division.

Vermont title and registration information:

Vermont Title Requirements:

  • All cars, trucks, motorcycles 300 cc or more and RVs, 15 years old or newer require a title
  • Boats 1989 or newer or 16' or longer require a tile
  • ATVs and snowmobiles 2004 or newer require a title
  • Trailers with an unladen weigh of less than 1500 lbs and motorcycles less than 300 cc do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Vermont Agency of Transportation.

Virginia title and registration information:

Virginia Title Requirements:

  • All motorized vehicles, motorcycles, boats and RV's require a title
  • ATVs, snowmobiles and mopeds do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

Washington DC title and registration information:

Washington DC Title Requirements:

  • All motor vehicles that are moved on the highway including passenger vehicles, motorcycles over 50 cc and trailers require a title
  • Boats more than 14' require a title from the DC Harbor Patrol
  • ATVs, snowmobiles and motorcycles under 50 cc do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Washington DC Department of Motor Vehicles.

Washington title and registration information:

Washington Title Requirements:

  • All vehicles including cars, trucks, ATVs, mopeds, campers and boats require a title
  • Snowmobiles and farm equipment do not require a title
  • You do not need to have your title notarized
  • Your license plate must remain with your vehicle

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Washington Department of Licensing.

West Virginia title and registration information:

West Virginia Title Requirements:

  • All vehicles driven or moved on a highway including boats, snowmobiles, ATVs, trailers and semi-trailers require a title
  • Farm tractors do not require a title

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles.

Wisconsin title and registration information:

Wisconsin Title Requirements:

  • All vehicles newer than 1925 including cars, trucks, motorcycles and RVs require a title
  • Boats are titled by the DNR
  • ATVs are not titled

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles.

Wyoming title and registration information:

Wyoming Title Requirements:

  • All vehicles used on highways including cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs newer than 1935 require a title
  • Mopeds, boats, snowmobiles and trailers with an unladen weight of 1000 lbs or less do not require a title
  • Your title must be notarized

If you have further questions regarding your state’s title requirements please call 800-237-5714. You can also find resources at the Wyoming Department of Transportation.