Montana Vehicle Donation Title Questions and Helpful Information
Q:Where do I sign the Title?
A:On the front of the Title please sign where it reads “Signature of Seller(s)” and next to that “Printed names of Seller(s).”Please be aware the Title in this state has to be notarized by a notary before the time of pick up.
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:JTROS or “OR” between owner names: Survivor signs and provides copy of Death Certificate and MVT-12 (Application for Title of a Vehicle by Right of Survivorship).
If “and” between names, provide Certified copy of the Death Certificate and MVT-12 (Application for Title of a Vehicle by Right of Survivorship).
Q:How do I release the liability and what do I do with my plates?
A:In the state of Montana there is no release of liability form, so it is highly recommend that the donor removes the license plates and registration stickers to protect themselves from future liability. The donor should call their local DMV to determine how to dispose of the plates.
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*
Click here to go back to our Title FAQ or call our Title Department at 1-855-492-9474