In the State of Ohio when you sell or transfer a vehicle you are legally required to fill out the odometer reading in the Assignment of Ownership section on the back of the Certificate of Title for any vehicle model year 2011 or newer, self-propelled and below 16,000 pounds. Also the seller needs to sign on the title in front of a Notary Public. However if an out-of-state title doesn’t have an assignment section for the odometer reading or you want to keep a record of the transfer you can complete the state-approved Odometer Disclosure Statement Form BMV 3724.
The following vehicles are exempt from odometer disclosure requirements in the State of Ohio: all vehicles model year 2010 or older, all vehicles with a gross weight rating over 16,000 lbs., non-motorized vehicles (trailer-type), low-speed vehicles (LSV), and scooters or mopeds.
Also it is a good idea to complete the form below for your safety and for record keeping. Nevertheless the State of Ohio has specific legal requirements about the contents of the Odometer Disclosure Statement. So below you’ll learn how to complete this form.
Particularly, to comply with state and federal laws, upon transfer of a vehicle ownership, the seller of a motor vehicle needs to state the odometer mileage in the Odometer Disclosure Statement section on the title or use the form below. Mileage recordings help authorities to fight increasing cases of odometer fraud.
Ohio Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
Below you can find the Ohio state-approved fillable PDF form for your use.
The state-approved Ohio Odometer Disclosure Statement is composed of four sections. Below you’ll learn how to complete this form:
The first section includes the the full name of the seller (transferor). Particularly the name must be PRINTED. So this means to use only Capital Letters to write SELLER’S NAME. Then complete the Odometer Disclosure Statement. Please complete the odometer reading and use only digits without tenths. 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 second section contains the vehicle information details. Complete here the Make, Body type, Model, VIN Number, and Year:
The third section includes the Seller or transferor information. 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 the date of statement, seller’s (transferor’s) signature and again the PRINTED name of the seller:
The last fourth section contains the transferee’s or buyer details. Here complete first 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 complete buyer’s street address, city, state, and ZIP code. Finally fill in the signature of the buyer and the PRINTED full name of the buyer:
In the State of Ohio you may need to complete the Ohio Odometer Disclosure Statement Form – BMV 3724 Rev. 4/17  if you don’t have a title with an odometer reading section. You may also complete this form if you want to keep a record for your safety.
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.
Tip: to complete the Ohio 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. However please don’t forget to use a pen with black or blue ink and not a pencil!
How to fill out the Ohio Odometer Disclosure Statement
Below you can find details to accurately complete the odometer reading statement on the back of the Ohio Certificate of Title in the Assignment of Ownership section. Please use a pen with blue or black ink and not a pencil. Also don’t make any erasures or alterations on the title because doing so will void the title! Furthermore before you start to write on the title please read first all the instructions.
First the seller may check if this vehicle is a Former Law Enforcement Vehicle, a Flood Vehicle or a Former Taxi. If not applicable DO NOT check! After that the seller certifies that the vehicle described in this title was delivered and needs to complete the delivery date and the selling price. You are required by law to state the true selling price. A false statement is in violation of section 2921.13 of the Ohio Revised Code and is punishable by six months imprisonment or a fine of up to one thousand dollars or both.
Then the seller fills out the FULL PRINTED NAME of the buyer and buyer’s address, city, state and ZIP code.
Next the seller certifies the current odometer reading in miles. Use here only digits without tenths. Then the seller will check the first check box if this is the Actual Mileage. Only if it’s the case the seller may check the second check box if the Odometer reading entered is in EXCESS of the odometer’s mechanical limits. Or the seller may check the third check box only if the Odometer reading entered is NOT the Actual Mileage (Warning Odometer Discrepancy). Lastly the seller needs to check if the seller is a minor or not. If the seller is a minor you need to fill out the Minor Consent Form BMV 3751 and to sign it in front of a Notary Public.
Next the seller needs to sign and HAND PRINT their name exactly as it appears on the title in front of a Notary Public. So DO NOT SIGN on the title in the absence of a Notary Public!
Finally the buyer acknowledges the odometer certification made by the seller, completes his/her HAND PRINTED NAME and signs:
Odometer Fraud in Ohio
Odometer fraud is the fraudulent practice of rolling back the odometer. If you think you may be a victim of odometer fraud please try first to find a solution with the seller. But if you’re unable to find a solution you can use this form: File a Complaint – Ohio Attorney General. For more details you can call at 800-282-0515.
Find more details about the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
For more information go to Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles oversees driver and motor vehicle licensing and registration. Moreover the Ohio BMV makes services more convenient, efficient and cost-effective.