When you transfer the ownership for a vehicle in the State of Tennessee you need to fill in the odometer reading on the back of the Certificate of title in the Assignment of Title by Registered Owner section for all vehicles model year 2011 or newer, self-propelled, and with a registered weight of 16,000 lbs. or less. In certain cases you may use also the state-approved Odometer Disclosure Statement Form. You have to disclose the odometer reading in any type of vehicle ownership transfer (sale, donation, gift) including to a family member if the vehicle is not exempt.
In the State of Tennessee the following vehicles are exempt from odometer disclosure requirements: vehicles model year 2010 or older, vehicles over 16,000 pounds, non-motorized vehicles (trailer-type), low-speed vehicles (LSV), and scooters or mopeds.
You can use a separate form together with a copy of the assigned Certificate of title to keep the record of a vehicle sale for a period of five years.
Please be careful and understand that an inaccurate statement, or failure to complete an odometer statement, may result in fines and/or imprisonment!
Tennessee Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
Below you can find the Tennessee state-approved fillable PDF form for your use.
The Tennessee Odometer Disclosure Statement is composed of two sections. So below you’ll learn how to complete this form:
The first section includes the Seller (Transferor) full name. Please write SELLER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Next complete the current odometer reading. Please use only digits without tenths. 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:
The second section includes the vehicle information details. Consequently here complete first the VIN Number, Year, Make, and Model. Next fill in the seller’s address, City, State, and ZIP code. Following complete seller’s signature and date. Next complete buyer’s address, City, State, ZIP code, and buyer’s full name. Please write BUYER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Finally complete buyer’s signature and date:
Please note not to make any corrections or alterations on this form because doing so may void the form above.
If you’re not sure how to get an exact odometer reading you can find all the details here: Reading the Odometer – How to read an Odometer.
You can also fill out the form by hand. In this case don’t forget to use a pen with blue or black ink and not a pencil!
How to fill in the Tennessee Odometer Disclosure Statement
Below you can find all the details to fill in the odometer reading statement on the back of the Tennessee Certificate of Title in the Assignment of Title by Registered Owner section. 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 doing so will void the title! Moreover, before you write on the title, read first all the instructions carefully.
So the seller first certifies the current odometer reading as the Actual Mileage. Here use 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 may check the second box only if the Odometer reading entered is NOT the Actual Mileage (Warning – Odometer Discrepancy).
Then the seller signs and fills in seller’s PRINTED address, city, state and ZIP code.
After that the seller fills in their FULL HAND PRINTED NAME exactly as it appears on the title.
Next the seller fills in the date of sale and the sales price. If it is the case the seller fills in also the details of the trade-in: Make, VIN, and Value.
Finally the buyer acknowledges the odometer certification made by the seller, signs and HAND PRINTS their name:
Odometer Discrepancy & Odometer Fraud in Tennessee
If there are any discrepancies that may have occured regarding the odometer, the buyer can certify that they understand the circumstances. The seller and the buyer must complete this form together: Odometer Discrepancy Statement – Form RV-F1310801 (Rev. 3-21)
It is important to know that certifications should be obtained from all owners involved since the discrepancy in the odometer reading recording occurred. Also, persons appointed by a power of attorney cannot complete this certification!
Furthermore if you wish to file an official complaint to Tennessee Department Of Safety And Homeland Security regarding a suspected odometer fraud you can use this fillable form we prepared for you: Odometer Complaint Form – Form SF‐1525 – RDA 1419. You may also File an Online Complaint an with the The Division of Consumer Affairs.
Find more information about the Tennessee Vehicle Services Division
In any case for more details and information go to Tennessee Vehicle Services Division.
Particularly the Department of Revenue’s Vehicle Services Division provides motor vehicle title and registration services for passenger and commercial motor vehicles, motorcycles, ATVs, trailers and mobile homes.