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Odometer Disclosure

Overview

This page provides information about the odometer disclosure that is required for various vehicle transactions. 
 
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General Information
The seller and buyer of a vehicle must complete an odometer disclosure.
 
An odometer disclosure allows the buyer to see if the mileage is increasing over time, and whether or not the mileage is actual or exceeds the mechanical limits of the odometer.
 
You must use the space on the back of the title to disclose odometer.  If this area is already used, you may use a Secure Odometer Disclosure, Form 403 (contact DMV for this form).
 
If the title is lost or destroyed, you must first get a replacement title, disclose the odometer on the title, and then provide the title to the buyer.
 
If you are transferring your out-of-state vehicle to Oregon, you must record the current odometer reading on your Application for Title and Registration (Form 735-226).
 
Odometer disclosures are not required for:
  • Vehicles not manufactured with an odometer;
  • Vehicles 10 years old or older when the application for title is submitted to DMV;
  • Vehicles which are not self-propelled, such as trailers or campers;
  • Vehicles with a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating (MGVWR) over 16,000 pounds;
  • Class 1 all-terrain vehicles;
  • Snowmobiles; and
  • Title transactions when at least one of the current owners is remaining on the title.
Definitions
  • Odometer: An instrument for recording the accumulated total mileage a vehicle has been driven. It does not include instruments designed to be reset to zero by the driver.
  • Odometer Disclosure: A written statement which contains a vehicle description, the odometer reading and a certification as to whether the reading reflects the actual mileage.
  • Odometer Reading: The mileage (numbers) indicated on the odometer, excluding tenths of a mile or kilometer.
Kilometers or Miles
The odometer disclosure does not need to be converted from kilometers to miles. The title will reflect the reading without reference to miles or kilometers.

Broken Odometer
If you are unable to read the odometer because it is a digital odometer and the display is blank, state that it is "unreadable." DMV will record this message on the title. This should only be used if the vehicle has been destroyed, the odometer removed, or it is otherwise impossible to read the odometer of the vehicle because of damage to the vehicle or odometer, because a brand of "not readable" or "not actual" will be carried forward on subsequent titles, and cannot be removed.
 
If the odometer is stuck on a particular number and is no longer in working order, provide the mileage reading and check the box that indicates the mileage is "not actual." DMV will record "not actual" on the title.

Exceeds Mechanical Limits
"Exceeds mechanical limits" means the odometer has rolled over. Write the number as it appears on the odometer and check the box for exceeds mechanical limits. For example: When an odometer has space for five digits (not counting the tenths of a mile) and the odometer reading goes from 99999 to 00003, the odometer reading would then be "00003" with the message "Exceeds Mechanical Limits."

Secure Power of Attorney
Federal and state laws allow the use of a secure power of attorney in order to provide odometer disclosure only if the title is lost, destroyed, mutilated, or held by a security interest holder. Contact DMV for further information, or questions specific to your transaction.

Related Information
Additional information that may be relevant includes: