When you transfer a vehicle in the State of Arizona you have to complete the odometer reading disclosure found in the Transfer of Ownership section on the back of the vehicle’s Certificate of Title. As a seller DO NOT sign on the title in the absence of a Notary Public or MVD Agent! It is mandatory to state the odometer reading for any vehicle that is model year 2011 or newer, self-propelled, and below 16,000 pounds. The State of Arizona doesn’t provide a separate official state-approved form for odometer disclosure but if you need one you can use the federal form found below. A separate form helps the seller to keep a record of the transaction.
These type of vehicles are exempt from odometer reading in the State of Arizona: vehicles model year 2010 or older, vehicles over 16,000 lbs., non-motorized vehicles (trailer-type), low-speed vehicles (LSV), mopeds, and scooters.
When you write on the back of the vehicle’s Certificate of title be very careful and DON’T make any erasures or alterations. Any alteration will void the title! Furthermore please use a pen with black or blue ink and not a pencil. In addition please read all the details and requirements before you actually start to write on the title. Again, the seller must SIGN on the title ONLY in the presence of a Notary Public or MVD Agent.
So for your safety as the seller you may use the form below and keep it as a record of the transaction together with of a copy of the assigned Certificate of title (front and back) for a period of five years.
Take into consideration that Federal and State law require that the seller states the vehicle mileage upon transfer of the vehicle ownership. Failure to complete the odometer statement, or providing a false statement, may result in fines and/or imprisonment!
Arizona Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
Below you can find our optional federal fillable PDF form for your use.
If you decide to complete also the optional federal form you can find all the details and instructions below. This Federal Odometer Disclosure Statement form is composed of three sections. Below you’ll see how to complete this optional form:
At the first section fill in the odometer reading and the vehicle’s information. So first fill in the full name of the seller. The seller’s name must be PRINTED. So use only Capital Letters to write SELLER’S NAME. Then complete here the vehicle’s details. Start with the current odometer mileage reading. Please use only digits without tenths. But if the odometer reading is in excess of the mechanical limits of the odometer check the first corresponding checkbox. And if it’s not the actual mileage please check the second checkbox.
After that complete the Make, Body style/type, Year, Model, and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Next fill in here last plate State and number:
In the second section fill in first Seller’s details. Accordingly fill in first the seller’s signature and name. Please write SELLER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Then fill in the seller’s address, city, state and ZIP code:
In the last third section fill in first buyer’s details. So here fill in the buyer’s signature and name. Again write BUYER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Next complete here buyer’s address, city, state, and ZIP code. Finally fill in the date of this certification:
So in the State of Arizona you may want or need to complete also the separate Arizona Odometer Disclosure Statement Form.
If you want to learn how to get an exact odometer reading you can read more here: Reading the Odometer – How to read an Odometer.
Particularly the Arizona Department of Transportation provides an official state-approved form that can be used in a private party to private party vehicle transaction, for the seller to authorize the buyer to obtain a title and disclose the odometer reading. If you need to use this form you can find it here: Arizona Power Of Attorney – with Odometer Disclosure – Form 48-7104 (R03/15).
Tip: to complete these forms on your device (computer / phone / tablet) you should open these PDF forms in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
You can also complete these form by hand. However don’t forget to use a pen with blue or black ink and not a pencil!
How to complete the Arizona Odometer Disclosure Statement
When you complete the Odometer Reading in the Transfer of Ownership section on the back of the vehicle’s Certificate of Title you need to complete the following details.
Before you complete anything on the title as a seller be aware – DO NOT SIGN on the title in the absence of a Notary Public or MVD Agent! The signature must be notarized or verified!
So first the seller fills in the PRINTED NAME of the Buyer. This means to use only Capital Letters to write BUYER’S NAME. Next fill in the sale date, buyer’s address, city, state and ZIP code.
After that the seller fills in the odometer reading in miles or kilometers. Please use only digits without tenths. Only if it’s the case the seller can check the first checkbox if the Odometer reading entered is in EXCESS of the odometer’s mechanical limits. Or the seller can check the second checkbox if the Odometer reading entered is NOT the actual mileage (Warning – Odometer Discrepancy).
Next fill in the seller’s PRINTED name and DO NOT SIGN! You must sign in the presence of a Notary Public or MVD Agent!
Finally the Buyer acknowledges the odometer certification made by the seller, fills in his/her PRINTED name and signs:
Odometer Fraud in Arizona
You should know that odometer fraud is more common than you think. So if you suspect you are a victim of odometer fraud please try first to find a solution with the seller. But if you cannot find a solution use this form to file an Online Consumer Complaint to Arizona Attorney General or use the form available in Español. For more details you can send an email to [email protected] or call (602) 542-5763 (Phoenix), (520) 628-6648 (Tucson) or (800) 352-8431 (outside metro Phoenix).
Find more details about the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division
For more details please visit the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division.
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) plans, builds and operates a complex highway system in addition to building and maintaining bridges and the Grand Canyon Airport. The Motor Vehicle Division, a major component of the organization, provides titles, registrations and driver-license services to the public throughout the state of Arizona.