Indiana Vehicle Donation Title Questions and Helpful Information
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Q:Where do I sign the Title?
A:On the back of the Title please sign where it reads “of Seller(s) and below that Printed names of Seller(s). Here is a Title that “John Doe” filled out for example.
Q:I paid off my car but there is still a lienholder listed?
The lienholder should have provided a Lien Release or completed the Lien Release section on Title when it was paid off. If a Lien Release is required please contact your financial institution. We will request one if necessary directly from the bank or other financial institution on your behalf but may need a written authorization and copy of your driver’s license.
Q:What do I put down for the Buyer?
A:We prefer it be left blank along with the odometer reading as the processing partner will record the exact reading at time of processing and handle the buyer and dealer license information.
Information that is provided by the processing partner may be put in the buyer section.
Q:Can I still donate if I can’t find my Title?
A:We will still attempt to process your donation without the title, though the process may be a bit more complicated.
Duplicate Title Information:
Q:I’m donating the vehicle on behalf of Deceased loved one, what do I need to provide?
A:If the owner of the vehicle is deceased, you will need to provide us with a copy of the Death Certificate, a Small Estate Affidavit, and a signed Title by the next of kin. Otherwise, if the estate is in probate, you will have to provide a copy of the Death Certificate, the court probate papers, and you will have to sign the Title as the Executor of the Estate.
Q:How do I release the liability and what do I do with my plates?
A:The donor should remove their license plates and registration stickers as they are considered their property. These items cannot stay on the vehicle and must be removed either at the time of pickup or beforehand. The donor should contact their Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles to find out if they need to be surrendered.
Q:Will you take a vehicle that has mechanical problems?
A:Vehicles are reviewed and sent to a processing partner, however if we are unable to find a buyer for the vehicle, we will have to unfortunately decline the donation.
*Boats, RV’s, ATV, Campers or industrial equipment are taken on a case by case basis*
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