How to Donate a Car in Vermont

Vermont has about 220,000 vehicles registered across the state. The average vehicle registered is 9.7 years old, some of the newest in the entire country. But even with that few cars on the road, and at that age, there are still thousands of cars in Vermont 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 Vermont?

While the best part of donating a car in Vermont 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 Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles. You can download the form at the Vermont DMV website.

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

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 Vermont car donation, transfer your title by PRINTING and SIGNING your name on the BACK of the title where it is marked "SELLER’S SIGNATURE." 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.

My car won’t pass an emissions test in Vermont. Is it still ok to donate to a Vermont Public Radio station?

Yes! Vehicles that are 16 years old or newer must have their emissions tested in Vermont. If your vehicle won’t pass and it’s clogging up your driveway, we’ll still take it. A vehicle donation is a great way to move that car along and support your favorite public radio station.

What are some good car donation resources in Vermont?

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