When you transfer a vehicle in the State of Colorado it is mandatory to complete the odometer disclosure statement found in the Assignment by owner(s) section on the back of the vehicle’s Certificate of Title. You have to state the odometer reading for any vehicle that is model year 2011 or newer and below 16,000 pounds. Even though the State of Colorado does not provide an official state-approved form for odometer disclosure you can use our federal form found below. It is also recommended to complete a separate odometer disclosure form for your own records.
In the State of Colorado these vehicle types are exempt from odometer disclosure reading: any vehicle model year 2010 or older, vehicles over 16,000 pounds, non-motorized vehicles (trailer-type), low-speed vehicles (LSV), and scooters or mopeds.
First of all any alteration or erasure will void the title! So be careful when you write on the back of the vehicle’s Certificate of title. Furthermore please use a pen with blue or black ink and not a pencil. So pay attention when you read all the details and requirements before you start to write on the title. Below you will find an example of a completed Colorado Certificate of Title section.
In some cases if the Certificate of title doesn’t allow the recording of the odometer reading or if an out-of-state title doesn’t have an assignment section for the odometer mileage reading you can complete our federal Odometer Disclosure Statement Form found below.
Also it is a good idea to complete the form below and to keep it as a record of the vehicle transaction together with of a copy of the assigned Certificate of title (front and back) for a period of five years.
Furthermore Federal and state law requires the seller to declare the mileage of the motor vehicle and requires the buyer to acknowledge the mileage of the motor vehicle upon transfer of ownership. The seller and the buyer are required to print and sign their name to acknowledge the mileage pursuant 49 USC 327.
Colorado Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
Below you can find our optional Colorado federal fillable PDF form for your use.
If you decide to complete for your record this optional federal form you can find instructions below. This Federal Odometer Disclosure Statement form is composed of three sections. Below you’ll see how to complete this form:
At the first section the seller fills in the odometer reading and the vehicle’s information. So here fill in first the full name of the seller. The seller’s name must be PRINTED. So please use only Capital Letters to write SELLER’S NAME. Next fill in 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 box. Or if it’s not the actual mileage (Odometer Discrepancy) you should check the second corresponding box.
Then fill in next the Make, Body style/type, Year, Model, and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Lastly fill in the last plate State and number:
In the second section fill in Seller’s details. Fill in first the seller’s signature and name. Please write SELLER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Then fill in seller’s address, city, state and ZIP code:
In the third section fill in first buyer’s or purchaser’s details. So first fill in here the buyer’s signature and name. Again, write the BUYER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Next fill in buyer’s address, city, state, and ZIP code. Finally fill in the date of this certification:
In the State of Colorado you may want or need to complete also this Colorado Odometer Disclosure Statement Form.
If you want to learn how to get an exact odometer reading you can find more details here: Reading the Odometer – How to read an Odometer.
You can also complete this form by hand. However don’t forget to use a pen with blue or black ink and not a pencil!
Particularly the State of Colorado provides a state-approved Power Of Attorney form that can be used by the seller and the buyer to acknowledge the odometer reading when the title is physically held by a Lienholder or the original Certificate of title has been lost or the title issue date is after the date of sale. This form must be submitted with the title application documents.
How to complete the Colorado Odometer Disclosure Statement
When you complete the Odometer Reading in the Assignment by owner(s) section on the back of the vehicle’s Certificate of Title you need to fill in the next details.
First the seller fills in the odometer reading in miles. Please use here only digits without tenths. Then the seller will check the first box if this is the Actual Mileage. Only if it’s the case the seller can check the second box if the Odometer reading entered is in EXCESS of the odometer’s mechanical limits. Or the seller can check the third box if the Odometer reading entered is NOT the actual mileage (Warning: Odometer Discrepancy).
After that fill in the HAND PRINTED NAME of the seller. This means to use only Capital Letters to write SELLER’S NAME. Then complete seller’s signature. Lastly complete the date of sale, purchase price and buyer’s address, city, state and ZIP code.
Finally the Buyer or the Purchaser acknowledges the odometer reading made by the Seller and fills in his/her HAND PRINTED NAME and signature:
Odometer Fraud in Colorado
Odometer fraud is the illegal practice of rolling back an odometer. If you think you are a victim of odometer fraud please try to find a solution with the seller first. However if you are unable to find a solution you can use this form: File a Complaint – Office of Attorney General. For more details you can call at (720) 508-6000.
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