In the State of Illinois when you sell or transfer a vehicle you have to complete the odometer reading in the Assignment of Title section on the front of the vehicle’s Certificate of title for all vehicles model year 2011 or newer, self-propelled, and with a registered weight of 16,000 lbs. or less. However if you’re not able to complete the odometer disclosure on the title you may use the separate state-approved Form VSD 333.4. Find more details below.
These vehicles are exempt from odometer reading disclosure in the State of Illinois: all vehicles model year 2010 or older, vehicles over 16,000 pounds, non-motorized vehicles (trailer-type), low-speed vehicles (LSV), and mopeds or scooters.
The seller may use the separate Odometer Disclosure Statement Form VSD 333.4 as well to keep a sale record along with a copy of the assigned title. We recommend that the seller should keep these records for a period of five years.
Please be careful because federal and state laws require that you state the mileage in a transfer of ownership. Failure to complete or providing a false statement may result in fines and/or imprisonment!
Illinois Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
Below you can find the Illinois state-approved fillable PDF form for your use.
If you need or decide to use the Illinois Odometer Disclosure Statement Form VSD 333.4, this form is composed of three sections. Below you will see how to complete this state-approved form.
The first section includes the name of the seller, the odometer disclosure statement and the vehicle’s details. So here complete first the full PRINTED name of the seller. Then the seller needs to certify and to fill in the the current odometer reading. Here use only digits without tenths. Then check the corresponding box only if the odometer reading is in excess of the mechanical limits. Or check the second corresponding box if the odometer is not the actual mileage (Odometer Discrepancy).
Lastly complete vehicle’s details: Year, Make, Style/Body type, Model, and VIN Number:
In the second section the seller needs to sign and to complete his/her full PRINTED NAME. Please write SELLER’S NAME using only Capital Letters.
Then complete seller’s address, city, state, and ZIP code and the date of this certification:
In the last and third section the buyer acknowledges the odometer certification made by the seller. Next the buyer signs and completes his/her full PRINTED NAME. Finally the buyer completes his/her address, city, state, ZIP code and the current date:
If you need to learn how to record the odometer reading you can find all the details here: Reading the Odometer – How to read an Odometer.
You may also complete 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 Illinois Odometer Disclosure Statement
When you complete the Odometer Disclosure Statement in the Assignment of Title section on the front of the vehicle’s Certificate of Title you need to complete the following details.
Please note that any erasure, alteration or mutilation will void the title! Therefore please read carefully all the requirements on the title before you actually start to write on it. Also DON’T write on the back of the title!
First the seller completes the buyer’s full PRINTED NAME. Please write BUYER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Then complete buyer’s full address, city, state, and ZIP code.
Next the seller completes the current odometer reading. Please use only digits without tenths. Only if it’s the case the seller may check the first checkbox if the Odometer reading exceeds the odometer’s mechanical limits. Or the seller may check the second checkbox if the reading is NOT the actual mileage (Odometer Discrepancy).
Following the seller signs and completes his/her full PRINTED NAME(S). Then the seller completes the date of sale.
Finally the buyer acknowledges the above odometer certification made by the seller, signs and completes his/her full PRINTED NAME:
Odometer Fraud in Illinois
Illinois law prohibits odometer tampering. So if you think you are a victim of odometer fraud please try first to discuss with the seller. However if you are unable to find a solution you can file a complaint with the Illinois Attorney General by using this form: Consumer Complaint On-Line Submission Form. For more details go here: Protecting Consumers – Illinois Attorney General.
Find out more about the Illinois Secretary of State – The Office of the Secretary of State – Vehicle Services
For more details please visit Illinois Secretary of State – The Office of the Secretary of State – Vehicle Services.
The Secretary of State manages one of the largest computer databases in Illinois, keeping track of approximately 8.7 million drivers and 11 million registered vehicles.