In the State of Montana when you transfer the ownership of a vehicle you have to complete the odometer disclosure section found on the front of the vehicle’s Certificate of Title. You have to state the odometer mileage for any vehicle that is model year 2011 or newer, below 16,000 pounds and self-propelled.
These vehicles are exempt from odometer disclosure requirements in the State of Montana: vehicles model year 2010 or older, vehicles over 16,000 pounds, non-motorized vehicles (trailer-type), low-speed vehicles (LSV), mopeds, and scooters.
Please be careful and don’t make mistakes when you write on the vehicle’s Certificate of title. So read first all the details before you start to write on the title! Any alteration, erasure or correction will void the title and you will need a duplicate Certificate of title before you can transfer the ownership of the vehicle. Also please keep a copy of the completed Certificate of title for your record.
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 have to complete the state-approved Odometer Disclosure Statement Form MV90A.
Also for your safety it’s a good idea to complete the form below and to keep it as a record of the transaction. Particularly the State of Montana has specific legal requirements about the contents of the Odometer Disclosure Statement. And below you’ll learn how to complete this form.
Montana Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
Below you can find the Montana state-approved fillable PDF form for your use.
If you need or want to complete the state-approved Montana Odometer Disclosure Statement you can find more details below. This form is composed of four sections and below you’ll learn how to complete this form:
The first section includes instructions for this form and the vehicle details. So complete here the Year, Make, Model, Body type, and VIN Number:
The second section is the Odometer Reading part of the form. So here first check if the odometer has five or six digits. Next complete the odometer reading and use only digits without tenths. After that complete the reading date. Only if it’s the case check if the Odometer reading entered is in EXCESS of the odometer’s mechanical limits. You may also check if the Odometer reading entered is NOT the actual mileage (Odometer Discrepancy):
The third section includes the Seller or Transferor details. First complete the full name of the seller. The name must be PRINTED. This means to use only Capital Letters to write SELLER’S NAME. Then complete seller’s street address, city, state, and ZIP code. Lastly complete seller’s (transferor’s) signature and the date:
The fourth and last section contains the transferee’s or buyer details. In the same way complete here first the full name of the buyer. The name must be PRINTED. This means to use only Capital Letters to write BUYER’S NAME. Next complete buyer’s street address, city, state, and ZIP code. Finally fill in the signature of the buyer and the current date:
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 of course fill out this form by hand. But please don’t forget to use a pen with blue or black ink and not a pencil.
How to fill out the Montana Odometer Disclosure Statement
Below you will see how to complete the odometer reading statement on the front of the Montana Certificate of Title. Please use a pen with black or blue ink and not a pencil. The seller(s) need to sign in front of a Notary Public. So as a seller DON’T SIGN on the title in the absence of a notary! Also please read first all the instructions on the title before you start to write on it.
First the seller completes the PRINTED NAME of the buyer (purchaser). Then the seller completes the date of transfer (delivery of vehicle). Next the seller completes the buyer’s address, city, state and ZIP code.
Following the seller states and completes the odometer mileage reading. First check if the odometer has 5 or 6 digits. Then complete the odometer reading as the Actual Mileage and use here only digits without tenths. After that complete the date of the reading. Only if it’s the case the seller may check the first box if the Odometer reading entered is in EXCESS of the odometer’s mechanical limits. Or the seller may check the second box only if the Odometer reading entered is NOT the Actual Mileage (Warning – Odometer Discrepancy).
Under penalty of law, the seller certifies the odometer disclosure and transfer of ownership.
Next the seller(s) needs to sign and hand print the name in front of a Notary Public. Then the notary will complete the section on the title reserved for this certification.
Finally the buyer(s) acknowledge the mileage disclosure, sign and hand print their name(s):
Odometer Fraud in Montana
If you think you may be a victim of odometer fraud please file a complaint here: Montana Office of Consumer Protection.
Find more details about the Montana Motor Vehicle Division
For more details go to Montana Motor Vehicle Division.
Montana Motor Vehicle Division identifies and promotes efficient, cost-effective programs that benefit the interests, safety, and well-being of Montana citizens. It achieves its mission through licensing, registering, and regulating the motoring activities of the public.