How to Donate a Car in Montana

Montana has about 450,000 vehicles registered across the state. The average vehicle registered is 16.3 years old, some of the oldest in the country and more than five years older than the national average. That means there may be tens of thousands of cars sitting around in the state that you wouldn’t pay to fix if somebody dared you. But forgotten, unused, unloved cars are a great source of funding for your favorite local public radio station.

How difficult is it to donate a car in Montana?

While the best part of donating a car in Montana is the support you provide to the people who deliver news, music and insightful talk to your radio every single day, the second best part is how easy it is to donate:

  1. Have your vehicle title ready.
  2. Follow this link to the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program or call us at 1-877-215-0227.
  3. Answer the questions about your car and yourself.
  4. Select a date and time to have your car picked up.

It’s really that easy.

Note: If your vehicle is missing its title, you can obtain a duplicate online from the Montana Department of Justice, Motor Vehicles Division. You can download an application for a replacement from the MVD website.

What do you need to know when donating a vehicle in Montana?

Of course, there’s a bit of paperwork you need to fill out. On the day your vehicle is picked up, you’ll need a few things to complete the process:

Vehicle Title: In order to complete your Montana car donation, transfer your title by SIGNING your name in the correct field in the box labled “STEP 2 - OWNER(S) MILEAGE DISCLOSURE AND RELEASE OF INTEREST on the FRONT of the title, and make sure it’s EXACTLY as it appears printed on the front of the title. IMPORTANT: The title must also be NOTARIZED on the front.

What should I expect on the day of pickup?

The day of your scheduled vehicle pickup, you’ll need to provide the driver with the completed title, along with the keys. After the vehicle sells, you'll receive a vehicle donation receipt for tax purposes.

What are some good car donation resources in Montana?

The Car Talk Vehicle donation program will provide funds to the MontanaPublic Radio station of your choice.