When you transfer a vehicle in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania you need to complete the odometer reading on the back of the Certificate of Title in the Assignment of Title section for any vehicle model year 2011 or newer, below 16,000 pounds, and that is self-propelled. As a seller DO NOT sign on the title in the absence of a Notary Public. The signature and the hand printed name of the seller(s) must be notarized so you need to sign in front of a notary. Below you will find detailed instructions about how to complete the title.
In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania these vehicle types are exempt from odometer disclosure: vehicles model year 2010 or older, vehicles over 16,000 lbs., low-speed vehicles (LSV), non-motorized vehicles (trailer-type), mopeds, and scooters.
In the case that an out-of-state title does not have an assignment section for the odometer reading you have to complete an Odometer Disclosure Statement form for vehicles that are not exempt from odometer disclosure requirements. View details below on how to fill out this form. You may use this separate form to record a vehicle transfer along with a copy of the assigned title.
The state and federal laws require the seller of a motor vehicle to state the odometer mileage in an Odometer Disclosure Statement. This is useful because mileage recordings help authorities to prevent odometer fraud and to protect consumers.
Pennsylvania Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
Below we provide you the Pennsylvania federal fillable PDF form for your use in the case you have an out-of-state vehicle title that doesn’t have an assignment section for the odometer reading.
The federal Pennsylvania Odometer Disclosure Statement is composed of three sections. Below you’ll learn how to fill out this form:
The first section includes the full name of the seller. Also the name must pe PRINTED. This means to use only Capital Letters to write SELLER’S NAME. Next fill in all the vehicle details starting with the current odometer reading. However 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:
At the second section fill in the Seller (Transferor) Information. Following include here the seller’s signature and name. Please write SELLER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Lastly complete the seller’s address:
In the third section fill in the Buyer (Transferee) Information. So include here the buyer’s signature and name. Please write BUYER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Finally complete buyer’s address, and date of certification:
Do not use this form if a title with an odometer reading section exists in the title for your vehicle!
In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania you are required to complete the Pennsylvania Odometer Disclosure Statement Form if you don’t have a title with an odometer reading section completed.
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 also fill out the form by hand but don’t forget to use a pen with blue or black ink and not a pencil!
How to complete the Pennsylvania Odometer Disclosure Statement
Below you have instructions to successfully complete the odometer reading certification on the back of the Pennsylvania Certificate of Title in the Assignment of Title, Section A. Please use a pen with blue or black ink and not a pencil. Also don’t make any erasures or alterations on the title! Furthermore before you start to complete the title please read first all the instructions.
First the seller certifies the current odometer mileage reading as the Actual Mileage. Please use here only digits without tenths. 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 can check the second box if the Odometer reading entered is NOT the Actual Mileage (Warning: Odometer Discrepancy). Also the seller certifies further that the vehicle is free of any encumbrance. Also the seller certifies that the ownership is transferred to the person mentioned on this section.
Next the seller completes the details of the purchaser (buyer). So complete here the FULL PRINTED NAME of the purchaser(s) and purchaser’s or buyer’s address, city, state and ZIP code. Then complete the purchase or selling price.
Finally the seller needs to sign and HAND PRINT their name exactly as it appears on the title in front of a Notary Public. So as a seller DO NOT sign on the the title in the absence of a notary!
Odometer Discrepancy in Pennsylvania
According to the Pennsylvania Bureau of Motor Vehicles, if you need to make a correction to the mileage on a vehicle record, you will have to provide the last two years of the vehicle’s inspection records. Or you need to provide VIN-specific vehicle repair bills. These bills indicate the mileage at the time of the inspection or repair. Subsequently if based on the information provided it is determined that there was an error and the mileage needs to be corrected on the vehicle record, you will need to submit to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation a completed Form MV-41 – Application for Correction of Vehicle Record or Verification of Vehicle Identification Number, the Pennsylvania Certificate of Title and the inspection or repair records that indicate the discrepancy.
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will review the information. If an error was made, the vehicle record will be corrected and a new Certificate of Title will be issued.
Requesting Odometer History in Pennsylvania
According to the Pennsylvania Bureau of Motor Vehicles, if you have reasons to believe that your vehicle’s odometer has been rolled back, you can obtain the vehicle’s title history information from Pennsylvania DOT. You can do that by submitting a completed Form DL-135 – Request for Vehicle Information.
Please note that a separate Form DL-135 and fee is required for each requested record. Only one form is required when requesting a title/odometer history. However, there is a charge for each vehicle record pulled. Also vehicle record information is available for the past 10 years only.
Odometer Fraud in Pennsylvania
It is illegal to reset, replace or disconnect an odometer for the purpose of changing the number of miles on it. You need to know also that federal and state laws give protection to consumers who suspect they have purchased a car with a rolled back odometer.
So if you think you are a victim of odometer fraud please complete this Consumer Complaint form with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. Or you may address to the State Police Vehicle Fraud Unit.
Find more details about the Pennsylvania Bureau of Motor Vehicles
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