Car Donation Iowa

You've come to the right place – our Kars4Kids crew in Iowa can pick up virtually any car donation, regardless of condition, and usually without a title too.

  • Free towing in IA within 24 to 48 hours
  • Tax deductible receipt
  • Vacation voucher Details

How it works in IA

Tell us about your car

1. Tell us about your car

Take 2 minutes to fill out a donation form - online or over the phone.

Schedule a free pickup time

2. Schedule a free pickup

Within 24 hours we’ll call you to arrange a convenient pickup time.

We tow your car

3. You are done!

Within 2-4 weeks you receive a tax receipt and vacation voucher.

400,000+ donors trust us with their car.

Here’s what our Iowa donors had to say about how donating went for them.
P.S. we didn’t make these up! They're all real donors, with real experiences.

James K.
Thank you for picking up my pickup!
By James K., Ames  IA (I donated a 1995 Dodge Dakota)

Good work, thank you for picking up my pickup!

Leslie W.
The process was so easy and the staff were very helpful!
By Leslie W., Algona  IA (I donated a 2003 Ford Taurus)

What a wonderful opportunity to turn my unneeded car into a treasure for a child. The process was SO easy and the staff were very helpful! I would recommend it to anyone!

Robin L.
Kars4Kids made it really easy to donate our car
By Robin L., Grimes  IA (I donated a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier)

Kars for kids made it really easy to donate our car. We just had to make a call all other logistics were taken care of. THANKS!!!!!

How your car helps

Our charity programs are the essence of what we do. We are thankful to be able to give back to many local communities across North America and to bring educational opportunities to so many children. We're a registered nonprofit Jewish organization. Learn about what we do and see our charity programs here.

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The Kars4Kids Vision

Kars4Kids‘ vision is to give our children the ability to succeed in life. We focus on educational, mentorship and year-round programs for our children, their families and their communities, looking at the big picture of our children‘s development and the environment they grow up in. We rely on thousands of volunteers to help us change the world, one child at a time.

Mentoring Support

Our mentors serve as sounding boards and offer direction when our youth can’t see their way forward. They take the sting out of failures large and small, offering consolation as needed. Having a great mentor allows children the luxury to think out loud without ridicule and to stretch minds and creativity as far as they will go.

Learning To Lead

Inside many a child, there's a leader just waiting to lead. All that is needed is a strong program and good guidance to fulfill that leadership potential that's yearning to flower. Our Maccabee Program offers the tools and bolsters their confidence with our excellent leadership program. Often the leaders we create give back by volunteering to lead our programs.

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Still have questions?

The amount you can claim from the IRS as a tax deduction depends on the category applicable to you:
The IRS allows you to claim a tax deduction of:
a) The value of your vehicle up to $500. It is up to the donor to determine the fair market value.
b) The amount we sell your vehicle for - if it is more than $500.

Kars4kids is a classified 501(c)(3) charity organization. You can check with your tax advisor or accountant to determine the amount of your benefit. The deduction is of value only if the donor itemizes his or her deductions. For a more detailed overview the IRS publishes a Donors Guide to Car Donation.
We accept the following donations: car, snow plow, boat, bus, jet ski, truck, RV (motor home), commercial, airplane, van, trailer, motorcycle, ATV, tractor, and fleet donations. Sorry no kids.
We can pick up a vehicle without a title in Iowa. We just need the registered owner to sign some paperwork for us.

In the following counties you don't need to sign any paperwork at all. Just provide a proof of ownership (such as copy of registration or insurance card): Adair, Adams, Allamakee, Appanoose, Audubon, Benton, Black Hawk, Boone, Bremer, Buchanan, Buena Vista, Butler, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Clarke, Clay, Clayton, Clinton, Crawford, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Delaware, Des Moines, Dickinson, Dubuque, Emmet, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Fremont, Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Howard, Humboldt, Ida, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Kossuth, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Lucas, Lyon, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Mills, Mitchell, Monona, Monroe, Montgomery, Muscatine, O'Brien, Osceola, Page, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Polk, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Sac, Scott, Shelby, Sioux, Story, Tama, Taylor, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Woodbury, Worth, Wright
In almost all scenarios Kars4kids will apply for the new title for you. We'll handle all the paperwork and pay the title fees too.
If you'd prefer you may apply for a new title on your own. Here's how:
To apply for a duplicate title complete the Application for Replacement of Iowa Certificate of Title to a Motor Vehicle (Form 411033) and submit it to the county treasurer's office where your title was first issued.
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The sample title document to the left of this paragraph has a blue arrow. Sign where the arrow appears using the name listed on the front page of your car title. The title document should be given to the tow truck driver at the time your car is collected.
  1. Remove plates
    Remove the plates from the car prior to it being towed.

  2. Return plates
    If another vehicle is purchased within 30 days, the plates can be put on that vehicle, provided the fees are paid on the replacement vehicle. If a replacement vehicle is not purchased, turn the plates in to the county treasurer. Find the office nearest you >

  3. Stop insurance
    Cancel your insurance once your car has been towed.

  4. Get a Refund or credit for unused registration fee
    If a replacement vehicle is not purchased, the unused registration fees may be refunded if:
    a) the remaining unused registration fee is $10 or more;
    b) the registration plates are turned in for the vehicle
    c) a claim for refund is filed within six months of the date the vehicle was donated.
    The Claim for Refund Form must be submitted to the county treasurer’s office in any county. 

    If a replacement vehicle is purchased within 30 days a credit may be due for the unused registration fee on the old vehicle. To obtain a credit for unused registration fees:
    a) Apply for title on the replacement vehicle within 30 days after donating the old vehicle.
    b) Transfer the plates from the vehicle donated to the replacement vehicle.

    For additional details visit: http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/ovs/selling.htm

For a full list of frequently asked questions check out our faq section

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IA fun factsSome of the donations weve received have really shocked us, but not so the all terrain vehicle donated by Arlo M. of Tipton, IA. This ATVs had the best shock absorbers weve ever had to pleasure to experience.

Any information on this page related to state laws and title requirements is correct to the best of our knowledge. But because this kind of information is liable to change, please check with your local motor vehicle authority for current guidelines and requirements.
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Our Areas of Service.

We cover the entire Iowa State area.
We receive the highest amount of vehicle donations from these cities:
Ackley, Ackworth, Adair, Adel, Afton, Agency, Ainsworth, Akron, Albert City, Albia, Albion, Alburnett, Alden, Alexander, Algona, Alleman, Allerton, Allison, Alta, Alta Vista, Alton, Altoona, Alvord, Ames, Anamosa, Andover, Andrew, Anita, Ankeny, Anthon, Aplington, Arcadia, Archer, Aredale, Arion, Arispe, Arlington, Armstrong, Arnolds Park, Arthur, Asbury, Ashton, Aspinwall, Atalissa, Atkins, Atlantic, Auburn, Audubon, Aurelia, Aurora, Avoca, Ayrshire, Badger, Bagley, Baldwin, Balltown, Bancroft, Bankston, Barnes City, Barnum, Bassett, Batavia, Battle Creek, Baxter, Bayard, Beacon, Beaconsfield, Beaman, Beaver, Bedford, Belle Plaine, Bellevue, Belmond, Bennett, Benton, Berkley, Bernard, Bertram, Berwick, Bettendorf, Bevington, Birmingham, Blairsburg, Blairstown, Blakesburg, Blanchard, Blencoe, Blockton, Bloomfield, Blue Grass, Bode, Bonaparte, Bondurant, Boone, Booneville, Bouton, Boxholm, Boyden, Braddyville, Bradford, Bradgate, Brandon, Brayton, Breda, Bridgewater, Brighton, Bristow, Britt, Bronson, Brooklyn, Brunsville, Buckeye, Buck Grove, Buffalo, Buffalo Center, Burlington, Burt, Bussey, Calamus, Callender, Calmar, Calumet, Camanche, Cambridge, Cantril, Carbon, Carlisle, Carpenter, Carroll, Carson, Carter Lake, Cascade, Casey, Castalia, Castana, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Center Junction, Center Point, Centerville, Central City, Centralia, Chariton, Charles City, Charlotte, Charter Oak, Chatsworth, Chelsea, Cherokee, Chester, Chillicothe, Churdan, Cincinnati, Clare, Clarence, Clarinda, Clarion, Clarksville, Clayton, Clearfield, Clear Lake, Cleghorn, Clemons, Clermont, Clinton, Clio, Clive, Clutier, Coburg, Coggon, Coin, Colesburg, Colfax, College Springs, Collins, Colo, Columbus City, Columbus Junction, Colwell, Conesville, Conrad, Conway, Coon Rapids, Coppock, Coralville, Corning, Correctionville, Corwith, Corydon, Cotter, Coulter, Council Bluffs, Craig, Crawfordsville, Crescent, Cresco, Creston, Cromwell, Crystal Lake, Cumberland, Cumming, Curlew, Cushing, Cylinder, Dakota City, Dallas Center, Dana, Danbury, Danville, Davenport, Davis City, Dawson, Dayton, Decatur City, Decorah, Dedham, Deep River, Defiance, Delaware, Delhi, Delmar, Deloit, Delphos, Delta, Denison, Denver, Derby, Des Moines, De Soto, De Witt, Dexter, Diagonal, Dickens, Dike, Dixon, Dolliver, Donahue, Donnellson, Doon, Dougherty, Dow City, Dows, Drakesville, Dubuque, Dumont, Duncombe, Dundee, Dunkerton, Dunlap, Durango, Durant, Dyersville, Dysart, Eagle Grove, Earlham, Earling, Earlville, Early, East Peru, Eddyville, Edgewood, Elberon, Eldon, Eldora, Eldridge, Elgin, Elkader, Elkhart, Elk Horn, Elkport, Elk Run Heights, Elliott, Ellston, Ellsworth, Elma, Ely, Emerson, Emmetsburg, Epworth, Essex, Estherville, Evansdale, Everly, Exira, Exline, Fairbank, Fairfax, Fairfield, Farley, Farmersburg, Farmington, Farnhamville, Farragut, Fayette, Fenton, Ferguson, Fertile, Floris, Floyd, Fonda, Fontanelle, Forest City, Fort Atkinson, Fort Dodge, Fort Madison, Fostoria, Franklin, Fraser, Fredericksburg, Frederika, Fredonia, Fremont, Fruitland, Galt, Galva, Garber, Garden Grove, Garnavillo, Garner, Garrison, Garwin, Geneva, George, Gibson, Gilbert, Gilbertville, Gillett Grove, Gilman, Gilmore City, Gladbrook, Glenwood, Glidden, Goldfield, Goodell, Goose Lake, Gowrie, Graettinger, Graf, Grafton, Grand Junction, Grand Mound, Grand River, Grandview, Granger, Grant, Granville, Gravity, Gray, Greeley, Greene, Greenfield, Greenville, Grimes, Grinnell, Griswold, Grundy Center, Gruver, Guernsey, Guthrie Center, Guttenberg, Halbur, Hamburg, Hamilton, Hampton, Hancock, Hanlontown, Hansell, Harcourt, Hardy, Harlan, Harper, Harpers Ferry, Harris, Hartford, Hartley, Hartwick, Harvey, Hastings, Havelock, Haverhill, Hawarden, Hawkeye, Hayesville, Hazleton, Hedrick, Henderson, Hepburn, Hiawatha, Hills, Hillsboro, Hinton, Holland, Holstein, Holy Cross, Hopkinton, Hornick, Hospers, Houghton, Hubbard, Hudson, Hull, Humboldt, Humeston, Huxley, Ida Grove, Imogene, Independence, Indianola, Inwood, Ionia, Iowa City, Iowa Falls, Ireton, Irwin, Jackson Junction, Jamaica, Janesville, Jefferson, Jesup, Jewell Junction, Johnston, Joice, Jolley, Kalona, Kamrar, Kanawha, Kellerton, Kelley, Kellogg, Kensett, Kent, Keokuk, Keomah Village, Keosauqua, Keota, Keswick, Keystone, Kimballton, Kingsley, Kinross, Kirkman, Kirkville, Kiron, Klemme, Knierim, Knoxville, Lacona, Ladora, Lake City, Lake Mills, Lake Park, Lakeside, Lake View, Lakota, Lambs Grove, Lamoni, Lamont, La Motte, Lanesboro, Lansing, La Porte City, Larchwood, Larrabee, Latimer, Laurel, Laurens, Lawler, Lawton, Le Claire, Ledyard, Le Grand, Lehigh, Leighton, Leland, Le Mars, Lenox, Leon, Le Roy, Lester, Letts, Lewis, Libertyville, Lidderdale, Lime Springs, Lincoln, Linden, Lineville, Linn Grove, Lisbon, Liscomb, Littleport, Little Rock, Little Sioux, Livermore, Lockridge, Logan, Lohrville, Lone Rock, Lone Tree, Long Grove, Lorimor, Lost Nation, Lovilia, Lowden, Low Moor, Luana, Lucas, Luther, Lu Verne, Luxemburg, Luzerne, Lynnville, Lytton, McCallsburg, McCausland, McClelland, Macedonia, McGregor, McIntire, Macksburg, Madrid, Magnolia, Malcom, Mallard, Maloy, Malvern, Manchester, Manilla, Manly, Manning, Manson, Mapleton, Maquoketa, Marathon, Marble Rock, Marcus, Marengo, Marion, Marne, Marquette, Marshalltown, Martelle, Martensdale, Martinsburg, Marysville, Mason City, Masonville, Massena, Matlock, Maurice, Maxwell, Maynard, Maysville, Mechanicsville, Mediapolis, Melbourne, Melcher-Dallas, Melrose, Melvin, Menlo, Meriden, Merrill, Meservey, Middletown, Miles, Milford, Millersburg, Millerton, Millville, Milo, Milton, Minburn, Minden, Mingo, Missouri Valley, Mitchell, Mitchellville, Modale, Mondamin, Monmouth, Monona, Monroe, Montezuma, Monticello, Montour, Montrose, Moorhead, Moorland, Moravia, Morley, Morning Sun, Morrison, Moulton, Mount Auburn, Mount Ayr, Mount Pleasant, Mount Sterling, Mount Union, Mount Vernon, Moville, Murray, Muscatine, Mystic, Nashua, Nemaha, Neola, Nevada, New Albin, Newell, Newhall, New Hampton, New Hartford, New Liberty, New London, New market, New Providence, New Sharon, Newton, New Vienna, New Virginia, Nichols, Nodaway, Nora Springs, Northboro, North Buena Vista, North English, North Liberty, North Washington, Northwood, Norwalk, Norway, Numa, Oakland, Oakland Acres, Oakville, Ocheyedan, Odebolt, Oelwein, Ogden, Okoboji, Olds, Olin, Ollie, Onawa, Onslow, Orange City, Orchard, Orient, Orleans, Osage, Osceola, Oskaloosa, Ossian, Osterdock, Otho, Oto, Ottosen, Ottumwa, Owasa, Oxford, Oxford Junction, Oyens, Pacific Junction, Packwood, Palmer, Palo, Panama, Panora, Panorama Park, Parkersburg, Parnell, Paton, Patterson, Paullina, Pella, Peosta, Perry, Persia, Peterson, Pierson, Pilot Mound, Pioneer, Pisgah, Plainfield, Plano, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Pleasant Plain, Pleasantville, Plover, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Polk City, Pomeroy, Popejoy, Portsmouth, Postville, Prairieburg, Prairie City, Prescott, Preston, Primghar, Princeton, Promise City, Protivin, Pulaski, Quasqueton, Quimby, Radcliffe, Rake, Ralston, Randalia, Randall, Randolph, Rathbun, Raymond, Readlyn, Reasnor, Redding, Redfield, Red Oak, Reinbeck, Rembrandt, Remsen, Renwick, Rhodes, Riceville, Richland, Rickardsville, Ricketts, Ridgeway, Rinard, Ringsted, Rippey, Riverdale, Riverside, Riverton, Robins, Rock Falls, Rockford, Rock Rapids, Rock Valley, Rockwell, Rockwell City, Rodman, Rodney, Roland, Rolfe, Rome, Rose Hill, Rossie, Rowan, Rowley, Royal, Rudd, Runnells, Russell, Ruthven, Rutland, Ryan, Sabula, Sac City, Sageville, St. Ansgar, St. Anthony, St. Charles, St. Donatus, St. Lucas, St. Marys, St. Olaf, St. Paul, Salem, Salix, Sanborn, Sandyville, Scarville, Schaller, Schleswig, Scranton, Searsboro, Sergeant Bluff, Seymour, Shambaugh, Shannon City, Sharpsburg, Sheffield, Shelby, Sheldahl, Sheldon, Shell Rock, Shellsburg, Shenandoah, Sherrill, Shueyville, Sibley, Sidney, Sigourney, Silver City, Sioux Center, Sioux City, Sioux Rapids, Slater, Sloan, Smithland, Soldier, Solon, Somers, South English, Spencer, Spillville, Spirit Lake, Spragueville, Springbrook, Spring Hill, Springville, Stacyville, Stanhope, Stanley, Stanton, Stanwood, State Center, Steamboat Rock, Stockport, Stockton, Storm Lake, Story City, Stout, Stratford, Strawberry Point, Struble, Stuart, Sully, Sumner, Superior, Sutherland, Swaledale, Swan, Swea City, Swisher, Tabor, Tama, Templeton, Tennant, Terril, Thayer, Thompson, Thor, Thornburg, Thornton, Thurman, Tiffin, Tingley, Tipton, Titonka, Toledo, Toronto, Traer, Treynor, Tripoli, Truesdale, Truro, Turin, Udell, Underwood, Union, Unionville, University Heights, University Park, Urbana, Urbandale, Ute, Vail, Valeria, Van Horne, Van Meter, Van Wert, Varina, Vedic City, Ventura, Victor, Villisca, Vincent, Vining, Vinton, Volga, Wadena, Wahpeton, Walcott, Walford, Walker, Wallingford, Wall Lake, Walnut, Wapello, Washington, Washta, Waterloo, Waterville, Waucoma, Waukee, Waukon, Waverly, Wayland, Webb, Webster, Webster City, Weldon, Wellman, Wellsburg, Welton, Wesley, West Bend, West Branch, West Burlington, West Chester, West Des Moines, Westfield, Westgate, West Liberty, West Okoboji, Westphalia, West Point, Westside, West Union, Westwood, What Cheer, Wheatland, Whiting, Whittemore, Whitten, Willey, Williams, Williamsburg, Williamson, Wilton, Windsor Heights, Winfield, Winterset, Winthrop, Wiota, Woden, Woodbine, Woodburn, Woodward, Woolstock, Worthington, Wyoming, Yale, Yetter, Yorktown, Zearing, Zwingle

As one of the biggest car donation charities we accept donations throughout the entire USA.