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How To Donate A Car In the State of Louisiana

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Louisiana state bird: Eastern Brown Pelican

Louisiana state flower: Magnolia

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Donating a car in Louisiana 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 Louisiana regardless of its condition.

When you donate a car to charity in the state of Louisiana, your car donation will allow you to claim a tax deduction through the charity’s tax classification with the IRS. Donating a car directly to charity is the best way to ensure that you can claim your vehicle as a tax deduction. Besides that, donating a car 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 Louisiana, the quickest way to begin the process is to have the title. If you do not have the title to your intended vehicle donation you can apply for a replacement title. You must apply for a replacement title prior to donating your vehicle. To obtain the necessary forms you can visit the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles website. In the state of Louisiana snowmobiles and boats are not required to have a title.

When you are ready to donate your car, boat or RV, in order to properly transfer title in

Louisiana you must sign in the middle of the title on line 4 to the right on the front of the title. If the vehicle is or was financed the lien holder must sign on the lien release section as well to release the vehicle.  For further assistance transferring the title of your donated vehicle you can call the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles at (225)925-6146.
In order to release liability of your donated vehicle, the state of Louisiana you can contact the Louisiana Department of Motor Vehicles or visit the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles website.

The state of Louisiana allows the donor to destroy the license plates from their vehicle donation. If you prefer you can surrender the plates of your vehicle donation to your local motor vehicle office in person or by mailing them to: Office of Motor Vehicles, P.O. box 64886, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70896.