5.020 Vehicle/Vessel Transfer and Reassignment Form (REG 262)

  • The Vehicle/Vessel Transfer and Reassignment Form (REG 262) is used for odometer disclosure when:
    • The title is a non-complying title.
    • An Application for Duplicate Title (REG 227) is submitted.
    • The title is unavailable at the time of transfer.
    • There is an error or alteration in the odometer disclosure section of a complying title or Application for Registration of New Vehicle (REG 397).
    • There are multiple transfers.
  • Federal regulations specify that the information be completed in ink, not pencil.
  • The original REG 262 must accompany the registration application. Photocopies are not acceptable, even with original signatures.
  • Section 3 (Odometer Disclosure Statement) and Section 4 (Buyer and Seller) on the REG 262 must be completed for odometer disclosure.
  • For convenience, Bill of Sale (Section 2) and Power of Attorney (Section 5) sections were included on the REG 262.
    • The Bill of Sale (REG 135) and Power of Attorney (REG 260) are also available to customers on the DMV Internet website at www.dmv.ca.gov.

Section 1: Vehicle/Vessel Identification

The complete vehicle identification number (VIN). The department will return the application if an incomplete VIN is shown.

Section 2: Bill of Sale

  • Provided for convenience and may be used whenever a Bill of Sale is required.
  • Completion is not required for odometer purposes.

Section 3: Odometer Disclosure Statement

  • Completed at the time of sale by the seller disclosing the mileage.
  • Errors/alterations void the odometer disclosure statement and a new REG 262 is required for odometer disclosure.
IMPORTANT: Retain the original REG 262 with the application if the Bill of Sale (Section 2) and/or Power of Attorney (Section 5) sections were completed and a new REG 262 is required.

Section 4: Buyer and Seller Information

To be completed by the buyer and seller when the odometer reading is required or the Bill of Sale is used:

  • A business name may be completed by hand in ink, typewritten, or computer-generated. The authorized agent's countersignature must be handwritten in ink.
  • The printed name(s) and signature(s) of buyer and/or seller must be completed by hand and in ink.

Any form not completed correctly will be returned by the department.

Section 5: Power of Attorney

Provided for convenience and may be used whenever a Power of Attorney is needed.

Requests for Forms

To order a supply of the Vehicle/Vessel Transfer and Reassignment Form (REG 262), send a written request to:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Forms and Accountable Items Section MS G202
PO Box 932382
Sacramento, CA 94232-3820

Exception: A field office manager or designee may be able to fill a request for 25 or less forms, if the office has a sufficient supply of the form.

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