Louisiana Vehicle Donation Title Questions and Helpful Information
Q:Where do I sign the Title?
A:On the back of the Title please sign where it reads “Signature of Seller(s)” and next to that “Printed names of Seller(s).” You must also get this Title notarized by a notary.
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.
Q:I’m donating the vehicle on behalf of Deceased loved one, what do I need to provide?
A:An Estate not requiring Probate (most cases) must submit an Affidavit of Heirship provided by the Department of Motor Vehicles. (Form DPSMV 1696) with a copy of the Death Certificate.
When the Estate requires Probate, a certified copy of the Judgment of Possession is required.
If the decedent died testate (owner had a will), a copy of the will or a notarized statement of its contents relevant to vehicles must be submitted. The notarized statement must be made and signed by the executor of will.
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 are not required to be removed but are recommended.
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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