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Maryland 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 under that “Printed names of Seller(s).”

Maryland Title 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 Form & Information:
http://www.mva.maryland.gov/About-MVA/INFO/27300/27300-11T.htm

Q:I’m donating the vehicle on behalf of Deceased loved one, what do I need to provide?

A:Ownership with “and” on Title – Surviving owner must supply original Death Certificate with raised seal and sign the Title.

Spouse of Deceased not on Title – The administrator of the deceased owner’s estate will provide original State of Maryland letter of administration, with raised seal, and death certificate with raised seal. Transfer is completed by Administrator signing the deceased owner’s name and their name on the Title.

Q:How do I release the liability and what do I do with my plates?

A:The donor has to remove their license plates and return them to the MVA after the vehicle is picked up unless he or she is transferring the plates to another vehicle. The donor should keep the insurance coverage on the vehicle until the plates are returned to the MVA or transferred to the new vehicle. The donor should cancel the vehicle insurance for the donated vehicle. To avoid penalty fees, cancel the vehicle insurance only after the plates have been returned to the MVA.

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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