Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Chapter 5: Odometer Mileage Reporting

5.020 Disclosure Features

All states are required to provide an odometer disclosure section/space on complying titles or complying forms. The odometer disclosure should contain:

  • The complete vehicle description (make, year model, body type, and vehicle identification number).
  • The date of sale.
  • Reference to federal and state law with the following or similar wording:
    Federal and state law requires that you state the mileage upon transfer of ownership; failure to complete or providing a false statement may result in fines and/or imprisonment.
  • The numeric odometer mileage reading that appears on the vehicle’s odometer and an indication that the reading is the actual mileage, not the actual mileage, or exceeds mechanical limits.
  • The transferor’s/seller’s printed name, current address, and signature.
  • The transferee’s/buyer’s printed name, current address, and signature.

California odometer disclosure statements contain a perjury statement which is not required on other state, auto auction, or government surplus auction (GSA) forms.