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California Car Donation Information

Donate Car for Charity is proud to accept car donations in California. In addition to the fact that we are based in California, we have towing agents all over California ready to pickup your vehicle donation for free. So you've come to the best place to donate your car, truck, boat or RV in California.

We provide fast, free pickup of your vehicle with no cost to you and you can receive a tax deduction for your car donation.

We have experienced and helpful phone operators ready to take your call from 6am - 5pm PST at 1-888-831-1352. Once your information is submitted, you will be provided with a reference number that will allow you to keep track of your car donation throughout the entire process. You can also view the status of your donation online using your reference number.

Common Questions on car donations in the state of California:

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 Where do you pick up vehicle donations in California?

We pick up vehicles, including cars, trucks, boats, RVs and other donations throughout the whole state of California, including greater Los Angeles, Anaheim, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Santa Barbara, Glendale, Palos Verdes, Santa Ana, Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, San Clemente, Costa Mesa, San Diego, La Jolla, Del Mar, Encinitas, Oceanside, San Marcos, Temecula, Escondido, Riverside, San Bernardino, and any other city or town in southern California, as well as the San Francisco, Daly City, Oakland, San Jose and the Bay Area, Los Gatos, Sunnyvale, San Mateo, Redwood City, Vallejo, San Bruno, San Leandro, Sausalito, Fairfax, Hayward, Concord, Alameda, Burlingame, Monterey, Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, Fresno, and Bakersfield.

 Is my car donation made in California tax deductible?

Vehicles donated on this site will benefit Family Care Foundation, a California nonprofit classified with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and are tax deductible.

 What paperwork do I need to donate my vehicle in California?

For faster processing we will need the title for the vehicle. However, if you do not have the title, you can still donate your car in California by completing forms: REG 227 and REG 262 (obtainable from your local DMV). You will need to sign both forms as the seller.

 How do I sign my California title when donating my car?

Complete Line 1, on the front of the title. Do not sign on the back of the title. If there are multiple owners joined by "and" or with "JTRS" following their names, all owners must sign the title.

The odometer disclosure statement is required to be completed on all vehicles which are 10 years old or less.

 Do I remove my California license plates before my car donation is picked up?

In the state of California the license plates remain with the vehicle.

 How do I release the liability of my donated vehicle in California?

The California DMV requires the donor to mail in the "Release of Liability" form that is attached to your title on the day that the car donation is processed and the vehicle is picked up by our agent. If you do not have a "Release of Liability" form, you can download one from the California Department of Motor Vehicles website.

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Do you still have questions?
Call us now, toll free, at 1-888-831-1352

Your car donation in California benefits the needy!