Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Chapter 8: Report of Sale – Used Vehicles

8.015 Corrections on the Report of Sale-Used Vehicle (REG 51)

Odometer Disclosure Errors

Corrections are acceptable on any part of the Report of Sale–Used Vehicle (REG 51) form. The REG 51 is not used to report sales to wholesale except the odometer disclosure section.

The dealer or the dealer’s authorized representative who signed the dealer certification must “OK” and initial the correction.

When an error is made in the odometer disclosure section a:

  • Vehicle/Vessel Transfer and Reassignment Form (REG 262) form must be used for the odometer disclosure


Refer to Chapter 5, Odometer Mileage Reporting for odometer disclosure information.

Registered and/or Legal owner changes

If the financing is rejected on the first contract, but is successful on the second contract, and there is no change to the registered owner(s), the vehicle can be sold with corrections on the title and the REG 51.

If the contract must be rewritten to accommodate any changes to the original registered owner(s), or there is a new purchaser, the used vehicle rollback procedures in Chapter 11, Transfers must be followed.