When you transfer the ownership of a vehicle in the State of Connecticut you are required to complete the odometer disclosure statement found in the Assignment of Ownership section found on the back of the vehicle’s Certificate of Title. It is necessary to state the mileage for any vehicle model year 2011 or newer and below 16,000 pounds. Even though the State of Connecticut doesn’t provide a separate official state-approved form for odometer disclosure you can use our federal form. So to keep a safe record of a vehicle transfer we recommend to use also our generic federal form found below.
In the State of Connecticut the following vehicle types are exempt from odometer disclosure statement: any vehicle model year 2010 or older, vehicles over 16,000 lbs., non-motorized vehicles (trailer-type), mopeds or scooters, and low-speed vehicles (LSV).
Be aware and DON’T make any alterations or erasures when you write on the back of the Certificate of title. Any mutilation will void the title! To complete the required information please use a pen with blue or black ink and not a pencil. Also please pay attention to all the details and requirements before you actually start to write on the title.
In some cases when the Certificate of title doesn’t allow the recording of the odometer reading or an out-of-state title doesn’t have an assignment section for the odometer mileage reading you can use this federal Odometer Disclosure Statement Form found below.
Furthermore for your safety you should complete the form below. Doing so you can keep it as a record of the vehicle transfer. Please attach also a copy of the assigned Certificate of title (front and back) and keep these documents for a period of five years.
Please be careful because Federal law requires the seller to state the mileage in connection with a transfer of vehicle ownership. Failure to complete the Odometer Disclosure Statement or providing a false statement may result in fines and/or imprisonment!
Connecticut Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
Below you can find our optional Connecticut federal fillable PDF form for your use.
If you need or want to complete also this optional federal form you can find instructions below. The Connecticut Federal Odometer Disclosure Statement form is composed of three sections. Below you’ll understand how to correctly complete this form:
At the first section the seller needs to complete the odometer reading and the vehicle’s details. So here first complete the full name of the seller. The seller’s name must be PRINTED. This means to use only Capital Letters to write SELLER’S NAME. After that complete here the vehicle’s details. Start with the current odometer mileage reading. Here 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. And if the odometer reading it’s not the actual mileage please check the second corresponding box.
Next complete here the Make, Body style/type, Year, Model, and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Following complete here last plate State and number:
In the second section complete here first Seller’s details. So complete first the seller’s signature and name. Please write SELLER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Lastly complete the seller’s full address, city, state and ZIP code:
In the third and last section complete first buyer’s details. Start here with the buyer’s signature and name. Again, please write BUYER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Next complete here buyer’s address, city, state, and ZIP code. Finally complete the current date of this certification:
In the State of Connecticut you can complete also the Connecticut Odometer Disclosure Statement Form.
If you want to learn how to get an exact odometer reading you can find all the details here: Reading the Odometer – How to read an Odometer.
You may complete this form by hand as well. Don’t forget though to use a pen with blue or black ink and not a pencil!
How to complete the Connecticut Odometer Disclosure Statement
When the seller completes the Odometer Reading in the Assignment of Ownership section on the back of the vehicle’s Certificate of Title in the State of Connecticut the following details are required.
Important! If you’re a private seller DO NOT answer to the first question: “Was this vehicle at the time of sale in condition for legal operation on the highway(s) of this state?”. ONLY dealers must answer to this question!
So first the seller completes the odometer mileage reading in miles. Please use only digits without tenths. However if it is the case the seller can check the first check box if the Odometer reading entered is in EXCESS of the odometer’s mechanical limits. Also the seller may check the second check box if the Odometer reading entered is NOT the actual mileage (Warning: Odometer Discrepancy).
Next complete the PRINTED NAME of the Buyer(s). This means to use only Capital Letters to write BUYER’S NAME. Next the seller completes the buyer’s address, city, state and ZIP code.
Following if there is no Lienholder complete NONE on the field – Name of Lienholder to be shown on new title.
After that the Buyer(s) need to sign and to complete the PRINTED name of the Buyer(s).
Finally the seller completes the PRINTED of the Seller(s), the date of sale and Seller’s signature:
Odometer Fraud in Connecticut
If you think you may be a victim of odometer fraud in the State of Connecticut please try first to find a solution with the seller. But if you cannot find a solution use this form – Online Complaint – Department of Consumer Protection. Alternatively you can print and complete a form here – Paper/PDF Complaint Form or use the Spanish version here – Quejas Generales. You can then email this form to [email protected], fax it to 860-707-1966 or send it by mail to: Department of Consumer Protection, 450 Columbus Blvd, Suit 901 Hartford, CT 06103.
Learn more about the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles
For more details please visit the website of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles.
The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles promotes and advances public Safety, Security and Satisfaction. It accomplishes its mission through the regulation of drivers, their motor vehicles and certain motor vehicle-related businesses.