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Charities in CA:
Goodwill Sacramento Valley and Northern Nevada

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How To Donate A Car In California

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Donating a car in California is easy, fast and free. When you donate your car pick-up is done quickly, often within one business day. You can donate a car, boat or RV in California regardless of its condition.

When you donate a car to charity in the state of California your car donation will allow you to claim a tax deduction through the charity’s tax classification with the IRS.
Donating your car directly to charity is the best way to ensure that you can your vehicle donation as a tax deduction. Besides that, donating a car to directly to charity is the only way to be sure that the proceeds of the sale of your car donation go directly to the charity.

When you are ready to donate your car, boat or RV in the state of California the quickest way to begin processing is to have your vehicle’s title. In the state of California cars, snowmobiles and ATVs require titles. You will need to sign on line one in order to release ownership of your vehicle donation in the state of California. If the vehicle is or was financed, the lien holder’s name will appear in the legal owner section and you will need their release with a counter signature will be needed on line two. If you are having trouble locating the title to the vehicle you wish to donate, you can visit the state of California’s Department of Motor Vehicles website and download form REG 227. Then you will need to pick up form REG 262 from the Department of Motor Veicles local office. Once you have both necessary forms all you will need to do as the seller is sign them. Once you have donated your vehicle and the free pick up service has been arranged you will need to give them to the towing company when they arrive to pick up your car donation.
When donating a car in the state of California you will need to leave your license plates on the your car donation as all plates stay with donated vehicles when donating a vehicle in the state of California.

If you are concerned about your liability when it comes to donating a vehicle in the state of California, you need not worry. A release of liability form should be attached to your title. However, if for some reason you do not have a release of liability attached to your title, you can go to the Department of Motor Vehicles website and download a release of liability form for the state of California. If you prefer, you can fill out the release of liability form online and submit it via the website. For any further questions you have about releasing liability of your donated vehicle please contact the California Department of Motor Vehicles for assistance either through their website or by telephone.

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