In the State of North Dakota, when you transfer a vehicle, you need to complete the odometer disclosure statement on the front of the vehicle’s Certificate of title, Part 1 Assignment and Warranty of Title, for all vehicles model year 2011 or newer, self-propelled and below 16,000 pounds. Please note that according to the law the Motor Vehicle Division may refuse the transfer of a vehicle’s ownership unless the odometer disclosure is completed.
You are exempt from odometer disclosure requirements in the State of North Dakota if the vehicle is a model year 2010 or older, not self-propelled, a trailer or a camper, or a vehicle with a gross weight rating over 16,000 lbs.. Also you don’t need an odometer disclosure statement for snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles, mopeds or scooters.
Please note that you must complete an odometer reading in any private transaction, even if you transfer a vehicle to a family member or you donate the vehicle if it’s not exempt from odometer reading.
In conclusion never buy a vehicle without receiving the title signed by the previous owner with the odometer statement filled out!
But even if in the state of North Dakota a separate Odometer Disclosure Statement is not required you will find one below. So you can use for your safety when you sell a vehicle, an optional supplementary Odometer Disclosure Statement federal form. By filling out this optional federal form and by keeping a copy of the assigned title you will be able to keep for yourself the odometer disclosure record and prevent future claims from the buyer.
North Dakota Odometer Disclosure Federal Form
Below you can find the optional North Dakota federal fillable PDF form for your use in the state of North Dakota.
The Federal Odometer Disclosure Statement form is composed of three sections. Next below you’ll learn how to fill out this generic form:
The first section includes the full name of the seller. The seller’s name must pe PRINTED. So this means to use only Capital Letters to write SELLER’S NAME. Include here also all the vehicle details starting with the current odometer reading. 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:
In Section 2 complete the Seller (Transferor) Information. Here fill in the seller’s signature and name. Please write SELLER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Lastly fill in the seller’s address:
In the third section fill in the Buyer (Transferee) Information. Include here the buyer’s signature and name. Also please write BUYER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Finally complete buyer’s address, and date of certification:
Here you can fill out the optional North Dakota Odometer Disclosure Statement Form.
If you want to know how to get an exact odometer reading you can find all the details here: Reading the Odometer – How to read an Odometer.
Tip: to complete the optional North Dakota Odometer Disclosure Statement Form on your device (computer / phone / tablet) open the PDF form in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
You can also fill out the form by hand. Also don’t forget to use a pen with blue or black ink and not a pencil!
How to fill out the North Dakota Odometer Statement
Below you have instructions to successfully fill out the odometer reading on the front of the North Dakota Certificate of Title. First don’t make any alterations or erasures on the title. Furthermore use a pen with black or blue ink and not a pencil. Before you start to write on the title read first all the instructions carefully.
First the seller fills out the FULL PRINTED NAME of the buyer(s). Then fill out the selling price and buyer’s phone number. Next fill out buyer’s address, city, state, ZIP code, and county.
After that the seller certifies the current odometer reading as the Actual Mileage. Please use here only digits without tenths. Only if it’s the case 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 if the Odometer reading entered is NOT the Actual Mileage (Warning *Odometer Discrepancy). Lastly the seller fills out the date of sale.
Next fill out seller’s signature, current date, seller’s HAND PRINTED NAME exactly as it appears on the title and seller’s phone number.
Finally fill out buyer’s signature, current date, and buyer’s HAND PRINTED NAME:
Odometer Fraud in North Dakota
If you suspect you are a victim of odometer fraud and you failed to find a solution with the seller you can file an online complaint with North Dakota Attorney General by using this General Complaint Form or contact North Dakota Highway Patrol.
View more information about the North Dakota Department of Transportation
If you want to find more information please go to North Dakota Department of Transportation.
The state of North Dakota has more miles of road per capita than any state in the nation. Also there are approximately 166 miles of road for every 1,000 people. Moreover ND DOT maintains more lane-miles of roads per maintenance employee than any other state in the nation.