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South Carolina Vehicle Donation Title Questions and Helpful Information

Q:Where do I sign the Title?

A:On the back of the Title please sign in the top section where it reads “Signature of Seller(s)” and under that where it reads “Printed Name of Seller(s), and then fill out where it says “Address” only.

South Carolina 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.

Application for Duplicate Title:
http://www.scdmvonline.com/dmvnew/forms/400.pdf

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

A:If ownership listed on title has ‘or’ between names – only one signature is required.

If in probate – probate paperwork with signed title or PoA is required.

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

A:In the state of South Carolina, liability is released when the donor completes the Notice of Sale form. The Seller’s Notice of Vehicle Sold form is required as it notifies the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles in writing upon the transfer of ownership. Also, the donor should check with their local DMV regarding the return requirements of license plates and/or tags.

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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