KARS4KIDS GUIDE TO TITLES Car Donation Title Transfer
in Rhode Island
Transferring the car's title is as simple as signing it! Have questions? We're here to walk you through the process.
Signing your title in RI
Where to sign your title?
Sign the title where it reads `Signature Seller`
Is notarization required?
Any forms required?
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the title transfer work?
Remove plates Remove the license plates from the car, prior to it being towed.
Return or Transfer Plates Plates may be returned via person or mail.
RETURN IN PERSON Plates may be cancelled at any DMV branch location. The DMV requires you to surrender your license plates upon cancellation.
RETURN VIA MAIL Send the cancelled plates to the Division of Motor Vehicles Attn: Plates, 600 New London Avenue, Cranston RI 02920. Use registered mail with a return receipt request. Keep the plate cancellation receipt to avoid future property tax claims if your city or town neglects to remove you from their records.
TRANSFER PLATES You may also transfer these plates to a new vehicle.
Stop insurance Cancel your insurance coverage on the donated vehicle once it’s been picked up.
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 RI, 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 RI
How can I donate my car without a title?
We can usually pick up a vehicle without a title in Rhode Island. We just need the registered owner to sign some paperwork for us.
In the following counties, you’ll just need to provide proof of ownership. Just provide a proof of ownership (such as copy of registration or insurance card): Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence, Washington
There is an OR between our names, do both owners need to sign the title?
In RI, 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.
How can I replace my missing title?
If there is no title, Kars4Kids can usually apply for a duplicate title. Complete the Application for Title (TR-2/TR-9) form. Duplicate titles can be processed at the DMV headquarters in Cranston only at 600 New London AvenueCranston, RI 02920.