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The first step to making a New York car donation is locating your vehicle title. If you lost the title, you will have to contact the New York Department of Motor Vehicles to replace it.
You cannot make a qualified car donation to a charity without transferring the title. If the used vehicle is at least eight years old and worth less then $1,250, you will need to fill out a special form -- Form MV35 -- with the New York Department of Motor Vehicles.
To replace the lost title or access the form, go to the DMV's Web site: