Leave the plates on the car The generic license plates remain with the vehicle, since they are assigned to the vehicle and not the owner. The special and specialty license plates belong to the owner of the vehicle and they should do a plate and emblem replacement before donating the vehicle so they have generic plates on the vehicle when donating the vehicle.
Notice of Transfer You must submit a Notice of Transfer form within 10 days of the donation to the county motor vehicle registration office where the vehicle was last registered. If the vehicle is registered in the name of a business, a letter of authorization must be on file at the motor vehicle registration office naming you as an authorized person to donate vehicles on behalf of the business. If the business is a partnership, all partners must sign the letter of authorization; and if the business is a corporation, a corporate officer must sign the letter of authorization.
Stop insurance Cancel your insurance once your car has been towed.
There are two owners listed on the title, do we both need to sign?
Yes, both owners will need to sign the title.
Can I donate a car if the owner isn’t able to sign title?
Yes. You can donate the car as long as someone has power of attorney for the titled owner.In HI, we will need an original proof of address.
Do I need a license to donate my car?
You do not need a license to donate a car in HI
How can I donate my car without a title?
Yes, we can usually pick up a vehicle without a title in Hawaii. We may need the registered owner to sign some paperwork for us.
There is an OR between our names, do both owners need to sign the title?
In HI, if there are two owners on the title with an OR between their names, only one owner needs to sign.
Can I donate a car in a deceased person’s name?
In most states, we will need original executive paperwork and a copy of the death certificate. In some states, the donor will need to get it titled in his name.
Can I donate an abandoned, junk, or scrapped car?
Kars4Kids does not accept abandoned cars. We can take cars that were salvaged or junked.