Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Chapter 5: Odometer Mileage Reporting

5.045 Original Applications

The following applies to original registration applications.

If the Application Is a(n)Then the Odometer Mileage Disclosure Must Be on
Application for Registration of New Vehicle (REG 397) form.The face of the REG 397, in the odometer disclosure section. Original signatures are required to disclose and/or acknowledge the odometer reading for both the dealer and the buyer.
Corrections/alterations in the disclosure section invalidate the disclosure and a completed Vehicle/Vessel Transfer and Reassignment Form (REG 262) and a Statement of Facts (REG 256) form explaining the error must be submitted.
Application for Title or Registration (REG 343) form with no change of registered owner.The REG 343.
REG 343 with a change of registered owner.
Note: A manufacturer’s  statement of origin issued or endorsed to the applicant is a transfer and requires an odometer disclosure.
• The out-of-state complying title.
• A REG 262.
• An out-of-state odometer disclosure statement, if an out-of-state noncomplying title is submitted.

If the title was unavailable at the time of sale, the disclosure must be made on a REG 262 or an out-of-state odometer disclosure statement. If the odometer disclosure is on a secure power of attorney, the attorney-in-fact must transfer the odometer disclosure information to the title.
Original signatures of the seller/buyer are required for disclosure and acknowledgment of the odometer mileage.
Refer to the Errors in Reporting Odometer Mileage section in this chapter for information regarding errors and corrections in odometer mileage reporting.