In the State of Louisiana when you transfer the ownership of a vehicle you have to complete the odometer disclosure statement found in the Assignment of Title by Registered Owner section on the back of the vehicle’s Certificate of Title. The title assignment must be executed by the seller in the presence of a Notary Public. You have to state the mileage for any vehicle that is a model year 2011 or newer, self-propelled and below 16,000 pounds.
The next vehicle types are exempt from odometer disclosure in the State of Louisiana: any vehicle model year 2010 or older, any vehicle with a GVWR over 16,000 lbs., low-speed vehicles (LSV), non-motorized vehicles (trailer-type), and scooters or mopeds.
You may also assign the title in front of two witnesses. But in this case the acknowledgement of the witness on the title must be signed by one of the witnesses in the presence of a notary public. Also please note that any alteration on the title voids the Certificate of Title and all the assignments that follow. To prevent this from happening please read first all the requirements before you start to write on the title and use a pen, not a pencil!
However if the vehicle is not exempt from odometer disclosure requirements and the title doesn’t contain the Odometer Disclosure Statement section, the supplemental state-approved fillable PDF Odometer Statement Form DPSMV 1606 can be used. See more details below.
In any case to keep a legal record of the sale make a front and back copy of the assigned Certificate of title together with a state-approved Odometer Disclosure Statement form.
Also failure to complete or providing a false odometer disclosure statement may result in fines and/or imprisonment!
Louisiana Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
Below you can find the Louisiana state-approved fillable PDF form for your use.
If you complete the supplemental state-approved fillable Odometer Disclosure Statement Form DPSMV 1606 you can find instructions below. This form is composed of five sections. Below you’ll learn how to complete this form:
The first section includes the current odometer reading. Start by filling in 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. Please use only digits without tenths to record the mileage. However if the odometer reading is in excess of the mechanical limits of the odometer or is not the actual mileage please check the corresponding box:
In the second section complete the vehicle details. So complete here the Make, Model, Body style/type, Year and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):
At the third section complete the Seller details. Here complete first the seller’s signature and printed name. Please write SELLER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Lastly fill in the seller’s complete address, city, state and ZIP code:
The fourth section contains the Buyer details. Here complete first the buyer’s signature and printed name. Please write BUYER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Lastly fill in the buyer’s complete address, city, state and ZIP code:
In the last section the seller needs to complete the date of certification of the current statement:
If you want to know how to get a precise odometer reading you can find all the details here: Reading the Odometer – How to read an Odometer.
Also you may complete this form by hand. However don’t forget to use a pen and not a pencil!
How to complete the Louisiana Odometer Disclosure Statement
When you complete the Odometer Disclosure Statement in the Assignment of Title by Registered Owner section of the vehicle’s Certificate of Title you have to complete the following required details.
First complete the date of the vehicle sale or transfer in this format – MM/DD/YYYY. Next fill in the sale price. Following complete the full name(s) of the the buyer and the buyer’s full address including city, state and ZIP code.
Next complete the odometer reading and use only digits without tenths. If necessary you may check the first check 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).
Finally complete the full names of the buyer(s) and the seller(s). The names must be PRINTED. This means to use only Capital Letters to write SELLER’S and BUYER’S NAME.
Very important! DO NOT SIGN on the title in the absence of a notary public or two witnesses! So the seller and the buyer should always sign on the title in the presence of a notary public or two witnesses.
Odometer Fraud in Louisiana
If you think you are a victim of odometer fraud, try first to find a solution with the seller. If you are unable to find a solution you can contact Louisiana Attorney General Auto Fraud Section by phone at 1-800-351-4889, by visiting this Auto Fraud section and by reading this Odometer Fraud Guide.
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For more details please visit Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles.
The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) examines and licenses operators of motor vehicles. Also Louisiana OMV operates the suspension and revocation of motor vehicles licenses, issuance of vehicle title and registration certificates. It also records liens against vehicles, and the collection of sales/use tax and other appropriate fees.