In the State of South Dakota when you transfer a vehicle you have to complete the odometer reading disclosure on the back of the vehicle’s Certificate of Title in the Disclosure section for all vehicles model year 2011 or newer, self-propelled and below 16,000 pounds GVWR. On some older titles you will find the instruction to complete if the vehicle is less than 10 years old but this rule is no longer valid. Moreover in certain cases you may also complete the state-approved Odometer Disclosure Statement Form. Because the State of South Dakota has specific legal requirements about what the Odometer Disclosure Statement form must contain, below you will find the official fillable PDF form with detailed instructions.
Vehicles exempt from mileage disclosure requirements in the State of South Dakota are vehicles that have a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of more than 16,000 lbs., all vehicles model year 2010 or older and not self-propelled vehicles (e.g., trailers). Also low speed vehicles without odometers, vehicles with odometers that register hours (instead of miles or kilometers) or mopeds and scooters are exempt.
Recording mileage history helps legal authorities to detect and verify odometer manipulation. Odometer manipulation like rolling back a vehicle’s mileage.
Even though you usually complete the Odometer Disclosure on the back of the vehicle’s title the South Dakota Motor Vehicles Division strongly recommends to complete also the form below. The seller should always record a vehicle transfer by completing this form and by keeping a copy of the assigned title.
South Dakota Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
Below you can find the state-approved South Dakota fillable PDF form for your use.
The state-approved form is composed of five sections. Below you’ll understand how to complete this form:
The first section includes legal information. It also includes details about the current form:
The second section includes vehicle’s details. Here complete the Year, Make, Model, VIN and Title number:
The third section C represents the odometer reading. When you fill in the mileage use only digits without tenths and check if the reading is in Miles or Kilometers. Then check if this is the Actual mileage. Also if it’s not the actual mileage check the corresponding box if the odometer reading is in Excess of its Mechanical Limits. Or check if it is NOT the Actual Mileage Reading:
The fourth section D includes the Seller Information and Disclosure Certification. Here include the full name of the seller. Particularly the name must be PRINTED. So this means to use only Capital Letters to write SELLER’S NAME. Next fill in the address, city, state, ZIP code, seller’s signature and date of sale:
The last section includes the buyer’s information. Complete here the full name of the buyer. The name must be PRINTED. This means to use only Capital Letters to write BUYER’S NAME. So complete here the address, city, state, and ZIP code. Finally complete buyer’s signature and date of sale:
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 this form by hand. However don’t forget to use a pen with blue or black ink and not a pencil!
How to complete the South Dakota Odometer Disclosure Statement
Below we have detailed instructions for you to successfully complete the odometer reading disclosure. You have to complete the reading on the back of the South Dakota Certificate of Title in the Disclosure section. Don’t forget to use a good pen with blue or black ink and not a pencil. Also any alterations or erasures on the title will void the title! So before you complete the back of the title please read first all the instructions carefully and check our example below.
First complete the FULL PRINTED NAME of the buyer. If it’s the case you may complete next the Type of Ownership. Types of ownership are and (both owners must sign), or (only one owner must sign), DBA (Doing Business As – a name other than the legal name), WROS (With Rights Of Survivorship), guardianship, lessee, lessor etc..
Next complete buyer’s SD Driver’s License No. or Social Security No..
After that complete the buyer’s address, city, state and ZIP code.
Next if there is a lien on the vehicle complete the name and address of the Lienholder and the Lienholder Code.
Then the seller certifies and completes the current odometer reading as the vehicle’s Actual Mileage. Please use here only digits without tenths. Only if it is the case the seller checks 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). Please disregard the instruction to complete if the vehicle is less than 10 years old. This rule is no longer valid anymore. This text can be found on the majority of older titles.
Next if it’s the case the seller completes the Damage Disclosure as well by checking Yes or No and then the general cause(s) or specifies other damage(s).
After that the seller completes the Date of Sale and the Selling Price. If there is a Trade-in then complete also the Trade-in Price and the Total Price Paid (sale price minus trade-in). Then if it’s the case complete the details of the trade-in vehicle.
Both the seller and the buyer certify under penalty of South Dakota law that the information completed on the title is true and accurate. It is a Class 5 felony to make a false statement.
Next complete seller’s HAND PRINTED NAME(S) exactly as it appears on the title, seller’s signature and seller’s address, city, state and ZIP code.
Finally the buyer completes their HAND PRINTED NAME(S) and signs:
Odometer Fraud in South Dakota
In addition, according to the South Dakota Consumer Protection office, if you suspect your vehicle’s odometer has been tampered with, contact the Department of Revenue, Dealer Licensing. Please call 605-773-3541 or visit the Division of Criminal Investigation. You may also submit an Online Complaint Form with the Office of Attorney General.
Find more information about the South Dakota Motor Vehicles Division
In any case for more details please go to South Dakota Motor Vehicles Division.
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