In the State of Indiana when you transfer the ownership of your vehicle you have to complete the odometer disclosure statement on the back of the vehicle’s Certificate of title in the Assignment of title section. The federal and state laws require the seller to disclose the current odometer mileage for any vehicle model year 2011 or newer, self-propelled, and with a registered weight of 16,000 lbs. or less. In certain cases you may also use the state-approved form to complete the odometer disclosure statement. Find more details below.
The following types of vehicles are exempt from odometer disclosure requirements in the State of Indiana: vehicles model year 2010 or older, vehicles over 16,000 pounds, low-speed vehicles (LSV), non-motorized vehicles (trailer-type), and scooters or mopeds.
Especially please read first 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!
Please also note that failure to complete or providing a false odometer statement may result in fines and/or imprisonment!
In the case the odometer statement is not completed on the certificate of title or certificate of origin you can use the separate official state-approved Odometer Disclosure Statement Form 43230. Moreover you can also use this form to record a private transaction in addition to a copy of the assigned Certificate of title. Doing so the seller can prevent future claims from the buyer. It is a good advice for the seller to keep the copy of the assigned title (front and back) and of the odometer disclosure form for five years.
Indiana Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
Below you can find the Indiana state-approved fillable PDF form for your use.
If you need or want to use the separate state-approved fillable Indiana Odometer Disclosure Statement Form 43230, this form is composed of four sections. Please use only blue or black ink to complete it. Below you will learn how to complete this state-approved form:
The first section provides instructions for filling in this form:
In the second section fill in the full PRINTED name of the seller(s). So please write SELLER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Next fill in seller’s address, city, state, and ZIP code.
Next the seller will certify and fill in the current odometer reading. Complete the current odometer mileage by using only digits without tenths. However if the current odometer reading is in excess of the mechanical limits of the odometer please check the first box. And if the current odometer reading is not the actual mileage please check the second corresponding box:
In the third section the seller fills in first the vehicle’s details. So here fill in first the Make, Model, Year, Body style/type and VIN Number. Then fill in the transfer date.
Following the seller certifies that the information entered in this form is correct. Lastly the seller signs and fills in the date of this certification:
The last section contains buyer’s or purchaser’s information. First the buyer or purchaser acknowledges the above odometer certification made by the seller(s). Then the purchaser needs to sign on this form and to fill in the signing date.
Next fill in purchaser’s (buyer’s) full PRINTED name. Please write BUYER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Finally complete here purchaser’s or buyer’s address, city, state, and ZIP code:
If you want to find out how to record the correct odometer reading you can find more info here: Reading the Odometer – How to read an Odometer.
You may also complete this form by hand. However please use a pen and not a pencil.
How to complete the Indiana Odometer Disclosure Statement
When you complete the Odometer Disclosure Statement on the back section of the vehicle’s Certificate of Title you need to complete the following details.
The seller will certify and fill in first the current odometer reading. Please use only digits without tenths when you fill in the actual mileage of the vehicle. 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 can check the second box if the Odometer reading is NOT the actual mileage (Odometer Discrepancy).
Following the seller needs to fill in the Seller Information section. First the seller signs and then fills in his or her PRINTED full name. Please write SELLER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Then the seller will fill in the date of sale and the selling price and total price paid.
Next move on to the Purchaser Information section. Here fill in the the purchaser’s or buyer’s full PRINTED name. Please write BUYER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Then fill in the buyer’s address, city, state, and ZIP code. Following only if there is a Lienholder enter its name and address.
Finally the purchaser or the buyer acknowledges with the odometer certification made by the seller(s) and needs to sign and to fill in his/her full PRINTED name.
Odometer Fraud in Indiana
If you think you may be a victim of odometer fraud please try first to resolve the problem with the seller. However if you cannot find a solution you can file a complaint here: Indiana Attorney General – Online Consumer Complaint Form. You may also fill in a complaint form in Spanish here: QUEJA DEL CONSUMIDOR.
Find more information about the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles
For more details please visit the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
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