North Dakota Vehicle Donation Title Questions and Helpful Information
Q:Where do I sign the Title?
A:On the front of the Title please sign in the Seller section where it reads “Signature of Seller” and next to that where it reads “Seller’s Print Name” only.
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.
How to Obtain a Duplicate Title:
Q:I’m donating the vehicle on behalf of Deceased loved one, what do I need to provide?
A:If your title is held in JTWROS (joint tenants with rights of survivorship), a copy of the death certificate is required.
If the title is held in the deceased person’s name only, a certified copy of the Personal Representative papers are required.
If the title is held in the deceased person’s name only, and no Personal Representative is being appointed, the value of the entire estate less liens and encumbrances does not exceed $50,000, and thirty days has lapsed since the death of the decedent; SFN 2916 Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property is required.
Q:How do I release the liability and what do I do with my plates?
A:In the state of North Dakota, there is no release of liability form. Due to there being no form, the donor should remove the vehicle’s license plates and dispose of them properly to prevent future liability issues.
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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