In the State of Idaho when you transfer a vehicle you need to complete the odometer disclosure statement found in the Assignment of Title section on the front of the vehicle’s Certificate of Title. It is mandatory to complete the odometer mileage for any vehicle that is model year 2011 or newer and below 16,000 pounds. Even though an official state-approved separate form for odometer disclosure is not available you can always use our generic federal form. See more details below.
The following types of vehicles are exempt from odometer disclosure requirements in the State of Idaho: all vehicles model year 2010 or older and vehicles with a weight rating (GVWR) of more than 16,000 lbs.. Also these vehicles are exempt from odometer disclosure as well: vehicles that are not self-propelled (trailer-type), low-speed vehicles (LSV), and scooters or mopeds.
First of all please don’t make any mistakes or alterations when you write on the vehicle’s Certificate of title. Any erasure or alteration will void the title! Also use a pen with blue or black ink and not a pencil. Furthermore read first all the details and requirements before you start to write on the title!
However 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 reading you can complete the federal Odometer Disclosure Statement Form found below.
Also for your safety it’s a good idea 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 for a period of five years.
Be careful because Federal and State laws require the seller to state the mileage when transferring motor vehicle ownership. Failure to complete this or providing false information may result in fines and/or imprisonment!
Idaho Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
Below you can find the optional Idaho federal fillable PDF form for your use.
If you decide to complete the optional federal form you can find below details and instructions. This Federal Odometer Disclosure Statement form is composed of three sections. Below you’ll understand how to complete this generic form:
At the first section complete the odometer reading and vehicle details. So start by completing 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 include here the vehicle details starting with the current odometer reading. Please use only digits without tenths. However if the odometer reading is in excess of the mechanical limits of the odometer check the corresponding box. Or if is not the actual mileage please check the corresponding box.
Next complete here the Make, Body style/type, Year, Model, and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Lastly complete last plate State and number:
In the second section complete the Seller’s details. Here 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 section complete buyer’s or purchaser’s details. Include here the buyer’s signature and name. Also please write BUYER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Finally complete here buyer’s full address, city, state, and ZIP code. Finally complete the date of the certification:
In the State of Idaho you may need to complete the Idaho Odometer Disclosure Statement Form.
If you don’t know how to get an exact odometer reading you can find all the information here: Reading the Odometer – How to read an Odometer.
You can fill out this form by hand. However don’t forget to use a pen with blue or black ink and not a pencil!
How to complete the Idaho Odometer Disclosure Statement
If you complete the Odometer Reading in the Assignment of Title section on the front of the vehicle’s Certificate of Title you need to complete the following required details.
First complete the odometer reading and use only digits without tenths. Then enter the reading date. Only if it’s the case you can check one of the next four check boxes. So you may 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). You can check the third box if you’re Exempt to complete the odometer reading. Lastly you can check the fourth checkbox if the vehicle has No device to record the mileage.
Following complete the date of sale and the selling price. Please understand that it’s a felony to enter a false selling price, name, or address, or to alter or forge this document.
Next complete the full PRINTED name(s) of the seller(s). The name(s) must be PRINTED. This means to use only Capital Letters to write SELLER’S NAME. Then complete seller’s or representative’s signature(s).
After that complete the full PRINTED name of the Purchaser (Buyer) and Idaho License No. Then fill out the purchaser’s (buyer’s) address, city, state and ZIP code.
Finally the Purchaser or the Buyer acknowledges the odometer certification made by the seller and signs:
Odometer Fraud in Idaho
If you think you may be a victim of odometer fraud please try first to find a solution with the seller. But if you’re unable to find a solution you can use this form – Consumer Complaints – OFFICE of the ATTORNEY GENERAL.
According to the state law – Idaho Statutes 49-162:
(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to:
(a) Disconnect, turn back, or reset the odometer of any vehicle with the intent to reduce the number of miles indicated on the odometer gauge.
(b) Sell a vehicle in this state if that person has knowledge that the odometer on the vehicle has been turned back or replaced, and if the person fails to notify the buyer prior to the time of the sale, that the odometer has been turned back or replaced, or that he has reason to believe that the odometer has been turned back or replaced.
(c) Advertise for sale, to sell, to use, or to install on any part of a vehicle or on an odometer in a vehicle, any device which causes the odometer to register any mileage other than the true mileage driven.
Find out more details about the Idaho Division of Motor Vehicles
For more details please visit Idaho Division of Motor Vehicles.
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