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OMV Policy & Procedure: ACT OF DONATION / MANUAL GIFT
LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLES
IV Motor Vehicle Registration Requirements
ACT OF DONATION / MANUAL GIFT
To view Louisiana Statutes:
CIVIL CODE 1543
CIVIL CODE 1550
LA Department of Revenue
DEFINITION OF DONATION
A donation is an authentic act executed before a notary in the presence of two witnesses transferring the ownership of a vehicle with no monetary exchange.
A manual gift is a transfer of property made by delivery of the
thing to the donee without any other formality.
Current certificate of title assigned before a notary by donor to donee. If a lien is recorded on the title, it must be properly released.
Authentic act of donation, if applicable. A sample form is attached.
Manual Gift of a Motor Vehicle, if applicable. A sample form is attached. (DPSMV 1698)
If the vehicle is less than ten (10) years old and the back of the title does not contain an odometer disclosure statement, a supplemental odometer statement must be submitted.
Vehicle Application (DPSMV 1799)
Fees - title fee, handling fee, license plate/transfer fee, lien recordation fee (if applicable).
Proof of current liability insurance coverage if a license plate is issued.
Sales/use tax is due on the following transaction:
outstanding principal when assuming a mortgage unless being assumed by a spouse
Sales/use tax is not due on the following transactions:
transfer by an affidavit of heirship
transfer by a divorce decree
transfer by a judgment of possession
Memorialization of Manual Gift of a Motor Vehicle (3).pdf
Memorialization of Manual Gift of a Motor Vehicle.docx
A donation of a vehicle by manual gift will be acceptable if submitted to the Office of Motor Vehicles in connection with a motor vehicle transaction by a Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission licensee. A
Manual Gift of a Motor Vehicle form
(DPSMV 1698) must be submitted with the file in addition to all other applicable documents indicated in the requirements section.
SECTION IV 2.00
Basic Requirements for Obtaining a Certificate of Title
Transfer of Equity or Sale with Assumption of Mortgage or Security Agreement
Sales Tax on Vehicle Transfers