In the State of Delaware when you transfer or sell your vehicle you have to complete the odometer disclosure statement found in the Assignment of Certificate of Title Section 1 on the back of the vehicle’s Certificate of Title. It is mandatory to state the odometer mileage for any vehicle that is model year 2011 or newer and below 16,000 pounds. The State of Delaware doesn’t provide a separate official state-approved form for odometer disclosure. But to keep a record of the sale or transfer we recommend to use our generic federal form found below.
The next vehicle types are exempt from odometer disclosure statement in the State of Delaware: 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. However recording the odometer mileage reading is recommended but not mandatory in these cases.
Please DON’T make any alteration, erasure or mutilation when you write on the back of the vehicle’s Certificate of title. Any alteration will void the title and you will need a new one! Also please use a pen with black or blue ink and not a pencil. Secondly read carefully all the details and requirements before you actually start to write on the title.
Particularly 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 the federal Odometer Disclosure Statement Form found below.
Moreover it’s a good idea for your safety to complete the form below and to 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.
Please understand that Federal and Delaware law requires the seller to state the mileage in connection with transfer of a vehicle ownership. Failure to complete odometer statement or providing a false statement may result in fines and/or imprisonment!
Delaware Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
Below you can find our optional Delaware federal fillable PDF form for your use.
If you want or need to complete the optional federal form you can find details and instructions below. This Federal Odometer Disclosure Statement form is composed of three sections. Below you’ll learn how to complete this optional form:
In the first section complete the odometer reading and the vehicle’s details. So 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. Then write here the vehicle’s details starting with the current odometer mileage reading. Please use only digits without tenths. However 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 please check the second corresponding box.
Then fill here the Make, Body style/type, Year, Model, and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Next complete here last plate State and number:
At the second section complete first Seller’s details. So here fill in first the seller’s signature and name. Please write SELLER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Lastly complete the seller’s address, city, state and ZIP code:
In the last section complete first purchaser’s or buyer’s details. So first complete here the buyer’s signature and name. Also please write BUYER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Then complete here buyer’s address, city, state, and ZIP code. Finally complete the date of this certification:
In the State of Delaware you may want or need to complete the Delaware Odometer Disclosure Statement Form.
If you want to see how to get an exact odometer reading you can find details here: Reading the Odometer – How to read an Odometer.
You can complete this form by hand. However don’t forget to use a pen with blue or black ink and not a pencil!
The State of Delaware provides a state-approved form that be used to make a correction to odometer information incorrectly stated on the title or manufacturer’s statement of origin. In this case the seller of the vehicle must state the reason a correction is needed and make a correct disclosure. In this case you can use this Affidavit To Correct An Odometer Disclosure – Form MV809 (Revised 4/2001).
How to complete the Delaware Odometer Disclosure Statement
When you complete the Odometer Reading in the Assignment of Certificate of Title, Section 1 on the back of the vehicle’s Certificate of Title you have to complete the following details.
First the seller completes the PRINTED NAME of the Purchaser or the Buyer. This means to use only Capital Letters to write PURCHASER’S NAME. Next complete the purchaser’s (buyer’s) address, city, state and ZIP code. After that complete the date of sale.
Next the seller completes the sale price and if it’s the case the value and the details of a trade-in vehicle.
Following the seller completes the odometer reading in miles. Please use only digits without tenths. Only if it’s the case the seller can check the first box if the Odometer reading entered is in EXCESS of the odometer’s mechanical limits. Or you may check the second box if the Odometer reading entered is NOT the actual mileage (Odometer Discrepancy).
Next complete the seller’s signature(s) and his/her PRINTED name(s).
Finally the Purchaser or the Buyer signs and completes his/her PRINTED name(s):
Odometer Fraud in Delaware
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 – Consumer Complaint – Delaware Attorney General. You can mail this form to: Consumer Protection Unit, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE STATE OF DELAWARE, 820 N. FRENCH STREET, 5 TH FLOOR WILMINGTON, DE 19801. For more details call (302) 577-8600 or send an email to [email protected].
Discover more details about the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles
For more information please visit the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles.
The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles is responsible for serving the residents of the state in four main areas. These areas are Vehicle Services, Driver Services, Transportation Services, and Toll Operations.