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Can I Donate My Car With No Title?

Do you have an old or unwanted car? You can donate it! Donating to Wheels For Wishes is great option because we come to you with free towing and you get a great tax deduction. In other words, it pays to donate!

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Do you need a title to donate your car? The answer depends on where you live. We are always available to help even if you have lost your title. You can call us at 1-855-278-9474 and one of our representatives will guide you through the process.

Below are each state’s title requirements for vehicle donation:

  • Alabama: state requires signed and notarized title
  • Alaska: state requires certificate of title
  • Arizona: state requires signed and notarized title
  • Arkansas: state requires certificate of title
  • California: state requires title
  • Colorado: state does not require title for initial donation pick up; does require title to complete donation process
  • Connecticut: state does not require title for initial donation pick up; does require title to complete donation process
  • Delaware: state requires title
  • District of Columbia: state does not require title for initial donation pick up; does require title to complete donation process
  • Florida: state does not require title for initial donation pick up; does require title to complete donation process
  • Georgia: state requires title
  • Hawaii: state requires title
  • Idaho: state requires title
  • Illinois: state does not require title for initial donation pick up; does require title to complete donation process
  • Indiana: state requires certificate of title
  • Iowa: state does not require title for initial donation pick up; does require title to complete donation process
  • Kansas: if you lost your original title, you can still donate if you apply for a duplicate title
  • Kentucky: state requires signed and notarized title
  • Louisiana: state requires signed and notarized title
  • Maine: state requires title unless your vehicle year is 1994 or older
  • Maryland: state requires certificate of title
  • Massachusetts: state requires title
  • Michigan: state requires title
  • Minnesota: state does not require title for initial donation pick up; does require title to complete donation process
  • Mississippi: state requires title
  • Missouri: state requires title
  • Montana: state requires signed and notarized title
  • Nebraska: state requires signed and notarized title
  • Nevada: state requires title
  • New Hampshire:  state requires title unless your vehicle is from 1999 or older
  • New Jersey: state does not require title for initial donation pick up; does require title to complete donation process
  • New Mexico: state requires title
  • New York: state does not require title for initial donation pick up; does require title to complete donation process
  • North Carolina: state requires signed and notarized title
  • North Dakota: state requires title
  • Ohio: state requires signed and notarized title
  • Oklahoma: state requires signed and notarized title
  • Oregon: state requires certificate of title
  • Pennsylvania: State requires signed and notarized title. You may apply for a duplicate title if you lose yours.
  • Rhode Island: State requires the title unless vehicle is from 1980 or older
  • South Carolina: state does not require title for initial donation pick up; does require title to complete donation process
  • South Dakota: State does not require title at time of pickup. You can finish donation process without title. However, your donated vehicle may only sell for parts if you have no title.
  • Tennessee: state requires title
  • Texas: state requires title
  • Utah: state requires title
  • Vermont: state does not require title for initial donation pick up; does require title to complete donation process
  • Virginia: state requires title
  • Washington: State does not require a physical title as long as the title is in your name. Wheels For Wishes may require you to sign two Vehicle Power of Attorney forms so we can apply for a duplicate title.
  • West Virginia: state does not require title for initial donation pick up; does require title to complete donation process
  • Wisconsin: state does not require title for initial donation pick up; does require title to complete donation process
  • Wyoming: state requires signed and notarized title

Who Should I Donate My Car To?

You should donate your vehicle to Wheels For Wishes! These benefits show you why:

  • Our helpful representatives will guide you through the donation process and answer your questions
  • We come to you with free donation pick up and towing
  • We accept most car donations, running or not
  • The process is fast and easy
  • We are a nonprofit organization, so your donation comes with a tax deductible receipt!

How To Donate Your Car

After learning your state’s title requirements, you are ready to donate! It just takes three easy steps:

  • Call us at 1-855-278-9474 or fill out an online donation form.
  • We will come pick up and tow away your donation for free.
  • Finally, we mail your tax-deductible receipt. Use this during tax season to claim your deduction.
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CDF also runs the following programs:
Wheels for Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish®, Wheels for Wishes & Wellness benefiting local children's hospitals and charities, Vehicles for Veterans benefiting disabled veterans.

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CDF's mission is to help these benefitting charities fulfill their missions with proceeds from CDF's car donation programs. CDF and all benefitting charities are separate and unaffiliated 501c organizations.
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