In the State of Nebraska when you transfer the ownership of a vehicle you have to complete the odometer reading on the front of the vehicle’s Certificate of title. The odometer disclosure statement is mandatory for all vehicles model year 2011 or newer, self-propelled, and with a registered weight of 16,000 lbs. or less.
The following vehicle types are exempt from odometer disclosure requirements in the State of Nebraska: all vehicles model year 2010 or older, all vehicles over 16,000 pounds gross rated capacity, not self-propelled vehicles (trailer-type), low-speed vehicles (LSV), off-road vehicles, mopeds, and scooters.
However a separate Odometer Disclosure Statement is necessary when a title is going to be issued by court order or when a dealer has voided an assignment on an MSO (Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin) and is attempting to reassign.
Also a separate Odometer Disclosure Statement can be attached to an application for title of an Abandoned Vehicle or for a Storage-Repair Lien. Furthermore a separate Odometer Disclosure Statement is required for an Affidavit of Transfer of Decedent’s Motor Vehicle when the previous Certificate of title is not present. In any case the seller must retain a copy of the odometer disclosure for five years. See more details below.
Please note that an inaccurate statement, or failure to complete the statement, may result in fines and/or imprisonment. Also read carefully all the instructions on the vehicle’s Certificate of title before you write on it. Pay attention because any alteration will void the Certificate of title!
Also when you buy a vehicle you must first obtain a Certificate of title in your name before you transfer the vehicle to someone else. Otherwise this is considered title jumping and it’s illegal. Failure to do so is a Class IV felony!
Nebraska Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
Below you can find the Nebraska state-approved fillable PDF form for your use.
The Nebraska Odometer Disclosure Statement form is composed of three sections. Further below you will learn how to complete this form:
The first section includes details about the situations in which this form may be used:
The second section includes the vehicle description details. So complete here first the Year, Make, Model, Body type and VIN Number. Next fill in the seller’s full name. Please write SELLER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Lastly complete the current odometer reading. Accordingly use here only digits without tenths. 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 third section and last section fill in the seller and buyer information. So here complete the seller’s full name. Please write SELLER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Next fill in here seller’s address, city, state, and ZIP code. Lastly complete seller’s signature and date. After that complete the buyer’s full name. Please write BUYER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Next fill in here buyer’s address, city, state, and ZIP code. Finally complete buyer’s signature and date:
If you’re not sure how to get an exact odometer reading you can find all the details here: Reading the Odometer – How to read an Odometer.
You can also fill out the form by hand. However don’t forget to use a pen with black or blue ink and not a pencil!
How to fill out the Nebraska Odometer Disclosure Statement
Below you will learn how to complete the odometer reading certification on the front of the Nebraska Certificate of Title. Please use a pen with black or blue ink and not a pencil and do not make any alterations or erasures. Before you start to write on the title please read first all the instructions on the title.
First the seller certifies and completes the odometer reading as the Actual Mileage. Use here only digits without tenths. Only if necessary the seller can check the first box if the Odometer reading entered is in EXCESS of the odometer’s mechanical limits. Or the seller can check the second box in the case the Odometer reading entered is NOT the Actual Mileage (Warning – Odometer Discrepancy).
Next all owners whose names appear on the face of the title must sign. However only one printed name of the sellers is required to be PRINTED, if there is more than one seller. Next the seller completes the date of sale.
After that the seller completes the PRINTED NAME of the purchaser (buyer). Then the seller completes the purchaser’s address, city, state and ZIP code.
Finally the purchaser(s) / buyer(s) acknowledges the odometer statement made by the seller(s) and signs:
Odometer Fraud in Nebraska
If you think you are a victim of odometer fraud please file a complaint here: Nebraska Attorney General’s Office – Complaints.
Please note that if you need to repair or replace an odometer the reading of the repaired or replaced odometer needs to be set at the mileage of the one replaced or repaired.
However if the new odometer is unable to register the correct mileage, in this case the odometer must be set at zero (0). So in the case you need to set the mileage at zero, you must first contact the DMV and request in writing an “Odometer Notice” sticker. Also you have to indicate the date of the odometer’s repair or replacement on the sticker as well as the mileage on the vehicle prior to the work performed on the odometer. In addition when you sell the vehicle, the odometer reading must indicate “Not Actual”.
Find more information about the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles
For more details please go to the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles
The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles manages Motor Vehicle Titles, Motor Vehicle Registrations, Motorboat Titles, Vehicle Taxes and Fees and Motor Vehicle Registration Renewal Notices.