In the State of Arkansas when you transfer the ownership of your vehicle you have to complete the odometer disclosure statement on the back of the vehicle’s Certificate of title in the Title Assignment by Owner(s) section. It is mandatory to record the odometer reading for any vehicle model year 2011 or newer, self-propelled, and with a registered weight of 16,000 lbs. or less. In addition to the title or when you’re unable to complete the odometer reading on the back of the title you can use also the state-approved Form 10-313 which is a Bill Of Sale and Odometer Disclosure Statement in one form. View more details below.
The next types of vehicles are exempt from odometer disclosure statement in the State of Arkansas: any vehicle model year 2010 or older and vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, as defined in § 571.3, of more than 16,000 pounds. Also vehicles that are not self-propelled, non-motorized vehicles (trailer-type), low-speed vehicles (LSV), mopeds or scooters are exempt from odometer disclosure statement. Furthermore vehicles sold directly by the manufacturer to any agency of the United States and new vehicles are also exempt from odometer disclosure.
In the first place it’s very important to read carefully all the instructions on the Certificate of title before you start to write on it. Secondly understand that any erasure or alteration will void the title and you’ll have to obtain another one if you make a mistake! Thirdly always use a pen with blue or black ink and not a pencil.
Please be aware that Federal and State law requires the seller of a vehicle to state the mileage in connection with the transfer of ownership. Failure to complete or providing a false odometer statement may result in fines and/or imprisonment!
In some cases you may need or want to complete the separate state-approved Form 10-313 Bill Of Sale / Odometer Disclosure Statement. For example you can use this form together with an assigned title to record the details of a private transaction. Doing so the seller can prevent future claims from the buyer. So to be sure the seller can keep a copy of the assigned title (front and back) and this odometer disclosure form for five years.
Arkansas Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
Below you can find the state-approved Arkansas fillable PDF form for your use.
If you want or need you may use the separate state-approved fillable Form 10-313 Bill Of Sale / Odometer Disclosure Statement. This form is composed of nine sections. If you complete this form by hand please use only black or blue ink. Further you will see how to complete this state-approved form:
At the first section the seller completes first the Vehicle’s Identification Number (VIN):
In the second section the seller completes the details of the buyer. So complete here buyer’s PRINTED First, Middle Initial and Last Name, address, city, state, and ZIP code. Please write BUYER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Next you can check the box if there are multiple owners:
Complete the third section instead of the second section if the buyer is a company rather than individuals. If not leave empty:
At the fourth section complete seller’s name and address. So here complete seller’s PRINTED name, address, city, state, and ZIP code:
At Section 5 complete the date of sale or purchase date:
Complete the vehicle’s details at the sixth section. Therefore here complete first the Body style/type, Make, Model, Year, primary color. Next if applicable complete vehicle’s secondary color. Only if a vehicle is traded in then next complete here its details also including VIN number:
Complete the odometer disclosure of the vehicle in Section 7. Here complete first the full PRINTED name of the seller. Then complete the current odometer reading. Complete the odometer mileage by using only digits without tenths. Then check the first check box if the current odometer reading is in excess of the mechanical limits of the odometer. Or check the second check box if the current odometer reading is not the actual mileage (WARNING – ODOMETER DISCREPANCY):
The sales price details and seller’s and buyer’s PRINTED names and signatures are completed in the eighth section:
Finally in the last section a Warning is printed regarding the use of this form. Please read it carefully:
If you want to understand how to record the correct odometer reading you can find more details here: Reading the Odometer – How to read an Odometer.
You may complete this form by hand also. But please use a pen with black or blue ink and not a pencil.
How to complete the Arkansas Odometer Disclosure Statement
When you complete the Odometer Disclosure Statement on the back of the vehicle’s Certificate of title in the Assignment by Owner(s) section you have to complete the following details.
First you need to be sure that the owner(s) signed on the front of the Certificate of title, in the middle, above the line that states Owner’s Signature (If Joint Ownership, Both Must Sign). The same signature(s) and the same exact name(s) as they appear on the front of the title will be used when you write on the back of this title.
Then the seller completes on the back of the title in the Title Assignment by Owner(s) section. So the seller completes first the buyer’s full PRINTED name. Please write BUYER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Next complete buyer’s address, city, state, and ZIP code.
Next only if there is a Lienholder you have to complete its details. Also only if a vehicle is traded in then you have to complete also its details.
After that the seller certifies and completes the current odometer reading. Use only digits without tenths when you complete the mileage reading of the vehicle. Only if it’s the case check the first box if the mileage stated is in excess of the odometer’s mechanical limits. Or check the second box if the Odometer reading is NOT the actual mileage (Warning – Odometer Discrepancy).
Following complete the date of sale and the full sales price of the vehicle. Next only if a vehicle is traded in then you need to complete its value also.
After these details the seller(s) completes his/her PRINTED name(s), address and signs.
Finally the buyer acknowledges the odometer certification made by the seller and then completes his/her full PRINTED name(s) and signs:
Odometer Fraud in Arkansas
If you have reasons to suspect you are a victim of odometer fraud please try first to contact the seller. However if you are unable to find a solution you can file a complaint here: Consumer Complaint Form – Arkansas Attorney General.
If you need to use a Complaint Form in Spanish you can download one here: Spanish complaint form. After you complete this form you can send it over email at [email protected] or by mail: Arkansas Attorney General, 323 Center Street, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201. For more details you can call (501) 682-2007.
View more details about the Arkansas Office of Motor Vehicle
For more information please visit the website of the Arkansas Office of Motor Vehicle.
The Arkansas Office of Motor Vehicle administers vehicle registrations, titles, and lien perfection laws. This Office establishes and maintains the vehicle registration, title and lien perfection operating procedures used in the State Revenue Offices.