When you transfer the ownership of a vehicle in the State of New Jersey you have to fill all the required details including the Odometer Disclosure Statement on the reverse side of the vehicle’s Certificate of Title. The odometer disclosure statement is mandatory for any motor vehicle model year 2011 or newer, below 16,000 pounds and self-propelled. Furthermore you may need to complete also the state-approved Odometer Disclosure Statement Form OS/SS-2 in certain cases.
In the State of New Jersey the following vehicles are exempt from odometer disclosure requirements: all vehicles model year 2010 or older, all vehicles over 16,000 lbs., low-speed vehicles (LSV), non-motorized vehicles (trailer-type), and mopeds or scooters.
In any case we recommend to complete also the odometer disclosure form found below in any type of transaction. Also the odometer disclosure statement Form OS/SS-2 is only a supplement to a fully assigned Certificate of Title. See more details below.
You also need to be careful and not to make any mistakes when you write on the back of the vehicle’s title certificate. Please read first all the details before you start to write on the title! Any erasure, cross-out or alteration will void the title and in this case you need a duplicate title before you can transfer the ownership.
It is important to mention as well that an inaccurate statement, or failure to complete an odometer statement, may result in fines and/or imprisonment!
New Jersey Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
Below you can find details about the New Jersey state-approved fillable PDF Form OS/SS-2 for your use.
The New Jersey Odometer Disclosure Statement Form OS/SS-2 is composed of seven sections or steps. Below you will understand how to fill this form:
The first section or Step 1 contains the vehicle information details. So fill in first here the VIN Number, Body type, Year, Make, and Model:
The second section or Step 2 contains the buyer information. First fill in the full name of the buyer. The name must be PRINTED. So this means to use only Capital Letters to write BUYER’S NAME. Next fill in the buyer’s Driver License number. Lastly fill in the buyer’s address, city, state, and ZIP code:
The third section or Step 3 contains the seller information. Fill in here first the full name of the seller. Please note that the name must be PRINTED. This means to use only Capital Letters to write SELLER’S NAME. Following fill in the date of sale. Next complete seller’s address, city, state, and ZIP code. Lastly fill in the date of the odometer statement:
The fourth step contains the Odometer Information. Complete here first the current odometer reading. Please use only digits without tenths. Next you may check the corresponding box if the odometer reading is in excess of its mechanical limits. Or you may check the next corresponding box if the odometer reading is not the actual mileage:
The fifth step contains the buyer’s statement and certification for the details contained in this form:
The sixth step contains the signatures of both the seller and the buyer and the signing date:
The last seventh step is reserved for Motor Vehicle Commission use only. So DON’T fill in here any information.
If you’re not sure how to complete an odometer reading you can find details here: Reading the Odometer – How to read an Odometer.
You can complete this form by hand. However in this case don’t forget to use a pen with black or blue ink and not a pencil!
How to fill out the New Jersey Odometer Disclosure Statement
Below we have instructions to accurately fill out the odometer disclosure statement on the back of the New Jersey Certificate of Title. Please use a pen with black or blue ink and not a pencil. Also don’t make any alterations or erasures on the title because it will void the title! Before you start to write on the title please read first all the instructions carefully.
First the seller states and certifies the current odometer reading as the Actual Mileage. Here use only digits without tenths. Only if it’s the case the seller checks the first box if the Odometer reading entered is in EXCESS of the odometer’s mechanical limits and the reading started again at zero. Or the seller can check the second box only if the Odometer reading entered is NOT the Actual Mileage (Warning – Odometer Discrepancy) and should not be relied upon for accuracy.
Next the seller fills out the FULL PRINTED NAME of the buyer(s). Then fill out the buyer’s address, city, state and ZIP code. After that fill out the buyer’s Driver License number. Write here the full Driver License number including any letter(s) it may contain.
Following fill out seller’s FULL PRINTED NAME, address, city, state and ZIP code.
Next fill out the date of sale and the sale price.
After that fill out seller’s HAND PRINTED NAME exactly as it appears on the title, seller’s signature and the date of the Odometer Statement.
Finally the buyer(s) signs and completes his/her HAND PRINTED NAME:
Odometer Fraud in New Jersey
If you think you are a victim of odometer fraud please file a complaint here: New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.
Find more about the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
For more details go to New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.
New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s mission is to promote motor vehicle safety for the citizens. It delivers secure, effective and professional motor vehicle services. Furthermore its mission is to achieve public trust and confidence in the quality and integrity of those services.