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LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLES
Section:IV Motor Vehicle Registration RequirementsEffective: 05/01/1986
Number:52.00Revised: 10/05/2010

ACT OF DONATION

POLICY:

To view Louisiana Statutes: http://www.legis.state.la.us/

AUTHORITY
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.

REQUIREMENTS
  • 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. (Sample form attached).
  • 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.

NOTES:
  • Taxes are due if a UCC-1 form or other security agreement is submitted in conjunction with an act of donation.
  • If an existing mortgage is being assumed, the donor can donate his equity in the vehicle; however, sales or use tax is due on the unpaid principal balance of the mortgage.
  • Exception: No taxes are due if an existing mortgage is being assumed by a spouse / surviving spouse or if the vehicle is included in a property settlement.


ActDonation.pdf

RELATED POLICIES
SECTION IV 2.00 Basic Requirements for Obtaining a Certificate of Title
37.00 Transfer of Equity or Sale with Assumption of Mortgage or Security Agreement
47.00 Sales Tax on Vehicle Transfers
74.00 Property Settlements


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