In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts when you transfer your vehicle the law requires to complete the Odometer Disclosure Statement in the assignment section on the back of the vehicle’s Certificate of Title. You have to complete the odometer mileage disclosure in the Assignment of Certificate of title by owner section for any vehicle that is a model year 2011 or newer, below 16,000 pounds, that is self-propelled and not exempt.
The following vehicles are exempt from odometer disclosure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: all vehicles model year 2010 or older, all vehicles over 16,000 lbs., non-motorized vehicles (trailer-type), low-speed vehicles (LSV), and mopeds or scooters.
To keep a legal record of the sale we recommend to make a front and back copy of the assigned Certificate of title together with a completed optional federal Odometer Disclosure Statement form. You can find below the optional federal form with detailed instructions to record your mileage. Also it is best to keep these records for five years.
Please be aware that federal and Massachusetts laws require that you state the mileage in connection with the transfer of ownership. Failure to complete or providing a false statement may result in fines and/or imprisonment!
Massachusetts Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
Below you can find the optional Massachusetts federal fillable PDF form for your use.
If you need to complete the federal form for your records you can view below details and instructions. The Federal Odometer Disclosure Statement form is composed of three sections. Below you’ll understand how to complete this federal form:
In the first section complete here first the full name of the seller. The seller’s name must pe PRINTED. This means to use only Capital Letters to write SELLER’S NAME. Next include here the vehicle details starting with the current odometer reading. Please use only digits without tenths. Also 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.
Following complete here the Make, Body style/type, Year, Model, and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Lastly fill in last plate State and number:
In the next second section complete the Seller details. So here complete first the seller’s signature and name. Please write SELLER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Lastly complete the seller’s complete address:
In the third section complete the Buyer details. Include here the buyer’s signature and name. Also please write BUYER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Finally fill in buyer’s full address, and date of certification:
In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you may want to complete also the Massachusetts Odometer Disclosure Statement Form.
If you want to learn how to get a precise odometer reading you can find all the details here: Reading the Odometer – How to read an Odometer.
Also you can fill out the form by hand. However don’t forget to use a pen and not a pencil!
How to fill out the Massachusetts Odometer Disclosure Statement
If you complete the Odometer Disclosure Statement in the Assignment of Certificate of title by owner section on the back of the vehicle’s Certificate of Title you have to complete the next required details.
So first read and understand all the instructions in this section. Don’t make mistakes or alterations on the Certificate of title because this will void the title!
Following complete first the sale price and the purchaser’s or buyer’s full name. The name must be printed. This means to write PURCHASER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Next complete the date of sale and purchaser’s address, city, state, and ZIP code.
Then move to the Odometer Disclosure Statement section and complete the reading using only digits without tenths. Only if it’s the case you may check if the Odometer reading entered is in EXCESS of the odometer’s mechanical limits. Also you may also check if the Odometer reading entered is NOT the actual mileage (Odometer Discrepancy).
Next complete seller’s signature, printed name of the seller and the date. Also here the name must be PRINTED. This means to use only Capital Letters to write SELLER’S NAME.
Finally complete purchaser’s (buyer’s) signature, printed name of the purchaser and the date. Also the purchaser must sign here only when the seller completed all the sections above:
Odometer Fraud in Massachusetts
If you think you may be a victim of odometer fraud please file a complaint with Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.
Find more about the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles
For more details please go to the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.
The Registry of Motor Vehicles Division (Massachusetts RMV) is responsible for operator licensing and vehicle registrations. Also the Massachusetts RMV oversees commercial and non-commercial vehicle inspection stations.