In the State of Georgia when you sell or transfer the ownership of your vehicle you must complete the odometer statement on the back of the vehicle’s Certificate of title in the Assignment and Warranty of Title by Owner section. In certain cases you may also use the state-approved Odometer Disclosure Statement Form GA-25. You must disclose the odometer mileage for any vehicle model year 2011 or newer, self-propelled, and with a registered weight of 16,000 lbs. or less.
The following vehicles are exempt from odometer disclosure requirements in the State of Georgia: any vehicle model year 2010 or older and vehicles with a gross weight rating (GVWR) of more than 16,000 pounds. Additionally vehicles that are not self-propelled (trailer-type), mopeds or scooters, and low-speed vehicles (LSV) are also exempt from odometer disclosure.
Please know that Federal and State law requires that you state the odometer reading in connection with transfer of ownership. Failure to complete odometer statement or providing a false statement may result in fines and/or imprisonment! Moreover please read all the instructions on the Certificate of title before you start to write on it. Be careful because any erasure, alteration or mutilation will void the title!
Even though a separate official Odometer Disclosure Statement Form GA-25 is available in the State of Georgia usually this form is optional. It is mandatory for a seller to disclose the vehicle’s odometer reading at the time of the sale only on a secure transfer document. The accepted documents are a Title, a Dealer Reassignment, or a Secure Power of Attorney. If the vehicle is exempt from odometer disclosure the seller will write the word EXEMPT on the odometer reading section.
However by recording a vehicle transfer on the optional GA-25 form the seller can prevent future claims from the purchaser or buyer. We also recommend that the seller or transferor to keep a copy of the assigned title (front and back) and of the odometer disclosure form for five years. View more details below.
Georgia Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
Below you can find the optional Georgia state-approved fillable PDF form for your use.
If you want to use the optional Georgia Odometer Disclosure Statement Form GA-25, this form is composed of four sections. Below you will learn how to complete this state-approved fillable PDF form:
The first section includes the transferor’s or seller’s full PRINTED name and the certification of the current odometer reading. So complete here the current odometer reading. Please use only digits without tenths. However if the vehicle is exempt from odometer disclosure write the word EXEMPT on this field. Only if the current odometer reading is in excess of the mechanical limits of the odometer you may check the first box. Or check the second box only if the current odometer reading is not the actual mileage (ODOMETER DISCREPANCY):
The second section contains the vehicle’s details. So complete here the Make, Model, Year, Body style/type, VIN Number and Year:
At the third section complete first the transferor’s or seller’s signature. Next complete the seller’s full PRINTED name. Please write SELLER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Next complete here the seller’s address, city, state, and ZIP code. Lastly complete seller’s date of statement:
In the last fourth section complete first transferee’s or buyer’s signature. Next complete the buyer’s full PRINTED name(s). Please write BUYER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Finally complete here transferee’s or buyer’s address, city, state, and ZIP code:
If you want to learn about how to record the correct odometer reading you can read more here: Reading the Odometer – How to read an Odometer.
You can complete this form by hand. However please use a pen with black or blue ink and not a pencil.
How to complete the Georgia Odometer Disclosure Statement
When you complete the Odometer Disclosure Statement in the Assignment and Warranty of Title by Owner section on the back of the vehicle’s Certificate of Title you have to complete the next required details. Use a pen with black or blue ink. DO NOT use red ink!
The title must be transferred immediately into the new owner’s name. Be careful because there is a $100 fine or 30 days imprisonment when a buyer accepts a Certificate of Title assigned in blank! Any alteration will void the title.
The transferor (seller) will complete first the purchaser’s or buyer’s full PRINTED name(s). Please write BUYER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Then complete the date of sale or transfer. Next complete the purchaser’s address, city, state, ZIP code, and county of residence.
After that the transferor or the seller needs to certify and complete the current odometer reading. Use only digits without tenths. If the vehicle is exempt from odometer disclosure write the word EXEMPT here. Only if it’s the case the seller may check if the mileage stated is in excess of the odometer’s mechanical limits. Or the seller may check the second box if the Odometer reading is NOT the actual mileage (Odometer Discrepancy).
Following the transferor (seller) writes his/her full PRINTED name and signs.
Finally the transferee (buyer) writes his/her full PRINTED name and signs:
Odometer Fraud in Georgia
If you think you may be a victim of odometer fraud please try first to resolve the problem with the seller. But if you cannot find a solution you can file a complaint here: Consumer Complaint Form – Consumer Protection Division.
Find more details about the Georgia Motor Vehicle Division
For more information please visit the official page of Georgia Motor Vehicle Division.
Georgia’s Department of Revenue was created in 1938. This department is the principal tax-collecting agency for the State of Georgia. In addition to administering tax laws, this department is responsible for enforcing laws and regulations pertaining motor vehicle tag and title administration.