How to Donate a Car in South Dakota

South Dakota has more than 350,000 vehicles registered across the state. The average vehicle registered is 13.1 years old, some of the oldest in the country. That math suggests there are thousands of cars in South Dakota just sitting around 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 South Dakota?

While the best part of donating a car in South Dakota 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 from the South Dakota Department of Revenue. You can download the form at the South Dakota DOR website.

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

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 South Dakota car donation, transfer your title by PRINTING and SIGNING your name in the SIGNATURE OF SELLER(S) section on the BACK and make sure it’s EXACTLY as it appears printed on the front of the title.

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 South Dakota?

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