In the State of Minnesota when you transfer the ownership of a vehicle you have to complete the odometer disclosure found in the Assignment of ownership section of the vehicle’s Certificate of Title. It is mandatory to record and complete the odometer mileage for any vehicle that is a model year 2011 or newer, self-propelled, and below 16,000 pounds.
These vehicles are exempt from odometer reading disclosure requirements in the State of Minnesota: any vehicle model year 2010 or older, any vehicle over 16,000 lbs., any not self-propelled vehicle (trailer-type), low-speed vehicles (LSV), mopeds, and scooters.
Also please don’t make mistakes when you write on the vehicle’s Certificate of title. Consequently read first all the details and requirements before you start to write on the title! However if there are some alterations or incorrect information on the Certificate of title you may use the Application for Corrected Title/Odometer – Form PS2025A-21 (Rev 05/2021). This form must be signed by both the seller an the buyer and attached to the Certificate of Title.
However if the Certificate of title does not 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 may have to 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.
Minnesota Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
Below you can find a federal Minnesota fillable PDF form for your use.
If you need to complete the optional federal form you can find below details and instructions. The Federal Odometer Disclosure Statement form is composed of three sections. Below you’ll learn how to fill in this generic form:
The first section includes the vehicle details. 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. Also 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 or is not the actual mileage please check the corresponding box.
Next fill in here the Make, Body style/type, Year, Model, and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Lastly fill in last plate State and number:
In the second section fill in the Seller (Transferor) details. Here fill in first the seller’s signature and name. Please write SELLER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Lastly fill in the seller’s complete address:
In the last section fill in the Buyer (Transferee) details. Include here the buyer’s signature and name. Also please write BUYER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Finally complete buyer’s full address, and date of certification:
In the State of Minnesota you may need to complete the Minnesota 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 and not a pencil!
How to complete the Minnesota Odometer Disclosure Statement
If you fill in the Odometer Disclosure Statement in the Assignment of ownership section 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. Next check if this is the Actual Mileage. Alternatively 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).
Following check the corresponding boxes in the damage disclosure and the pollution disclosure statements.
Finally complete the date of sale and the full names of the seller and the buyer. The names must be PRINTED. This means to use only Capital Letters to write SELLER’S and BUYER’S NAME. In the end complete seller’s and buyer’s signature:
Odometer Fraud in Minnesota
If you think you are a victim of odometer fraud please contact Minnesota State Patrol – Vehicle Crimes Unit by phone at 763-279-4000.
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