In the State of Utah when you transfer the ownership of a vehicle you need to complete the odometer reading disclosure on the back of the vehicle’s 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 or vehicles registered in Utah for a gross laden weight of 18,000 pounds or less. Notary Public is no longer needed but you need to keep a copy of the assigned title. In certain cases you may complete also the state-approved Odometer Disclosure Statement Form.
The following vehicle types are exempt from odometer disclosure in the State of Utah: vehicles model year 2010 or older, vehicles over 16,000 pounds or vehicles registered in Utah for a gross laden weight of 18,000 pounds or more. Also these vehicle types are exempt from odometer disclosure: non-motorized vehicles (trailer-type), low-speed vehicles (LSV), mopeds, and scooters.
Please note that both the transferor (seller) and the transferee (buyer) shall retain a legible copy of the odometer disclosure statement for not less than four years. So even if you complete the odometer reading on the back of the vehicle’s title we recommend to also complete the official form listed below.
Also please keep in mind that a person may not sign an odometer disclosure statement as both the transferor and the transferee in the same vehicle transaction.
Utah Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
Below you can find the Utah state-approved Utah fillable PDF form for your use. You may use this form to keep a record of a vehicle transfer.
The Utah Odometer Disclosure Statement form is composed of four sections. So below you’ll learn how to complete this form:
The first section contains the Seller (Transferor) information. First fill out the seller’s full name. Please write SELLER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Next complete seller’s address, City, State, and ZIP code:
The second section contains the vehicle information details. So fill out Year, Make, Model, VIN Number and Body type:
The third section contains the current odometer reading. Please complete with digits only without tenths. Next complete the Seller’s signature and date. 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 last and fourth section contains the Buyer information. Here fill out the buyer’s full name. Please write BUYER’S NAME using only Capital Letters. Finally complete buyer’s address, City, State, ZIP code, buyer’s signature and date:
You should use this form if the motor vehicle has not been titled or if the Certificate of Title doesn’t contain a space for the odometer disclosure.
In the State of Utah you may need to complete the Odometer Disclosure Statement Form – TC-891 (Rev. 11/12).
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.
Tip: to complete the Utah Odometer Disclosure Statement Form on your device (computer / phone / tablet) open this PDF form in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
You can also fill out the form by hand. However don’t forget to use a pen with black or blue ink and not a pencil!
How to complete the Utah Odometer Disclosure Statement
When you complete the Odometer Disclosure in the Assignment of Title by Registered Owner section on the back of the vehicle’s Certificate of Title you have to complete the following details. Use a pen with black or blue ink and not a pencil. Furthermore do not make any alterations or erasures on the title because you will void the title! Also before you write on the title, read first all the instructions. Notary Public is no longer needed but keep a copy of the assigned title for your record.
First the seller completes the current Odometer Disclosure reading in miles. Please use only digits without tenths. Next check the first checkbox if the reading Reflects actual mileage (usually this checkbox is checked). Only if the Odometer reading entered is in EXCESS of the odometer’s mechanical limits the seller may check the second checkbox. Or the seller may check the third checkbox only if the Odometer reading entered is NOT the actual mileage (Warning – Odometer Discrepancy).
Then the seller completes the date of sale and the sale price.
Next complete seller’s PRINTED NAME exactly as it appears on the title. Then complete seller’s address, city, state and ZIP code.
After that the seller agrees to transfer all rights, title and interest to this vehicle to the new owner. Also the seller certifies that the title is free and clear of encumbrances and the odometer and sales information provided is correct.
Next the seller signs and completes the date of sale.
Then complete the PRINTED NAME of the Buyer and buyer’s address, city, state and ZIP code.
Only if there is a new Lien-holder then complete its address and lien-holder signature.
Finally the buyer signs:
Odometer Fraud in Utah
Basically each vehicle subject to registration in Utah must be equipped with a properly functioning odometer. You should understand that it’s illegal to operate a motor vehicle in which the odometer is known to be disconnected or nonfunctional. However taking the vehicle to a repair shop is an exception, and it’s allowed.
If you suspect you may be a victim of odometer fraud and you cannot find a solution with the seller then you can File a Complaint with the Utah Division of Consumer Protection.
So it’s a third-degree felony to issue a false odometer statement, to disconnect, turn back, or reset the odometer of any motor vehicle. Or to knowingly sell a vehicle on which the odometer has been altered in this manner.
Also it’s a class A misdemeanor to install on any motor vehicle a device which causes the odometer to register mileage other than the true mileage. Or to knowingly sell any vehicle on which the odometer has been altered in this manner.
Find more information about the Utah Division of Motor Vehicles
Additionally for more details go to Utah Division of Motor Vehicles.
The Utah Division of Motor Vehicles is a division of the Utah State Tax Commission. Especially the primary duty of the Utah DMV is to issue title and registration for Utah vehicles. Accordingly the Utah DMV serves all passenger vehicles, trucks, trailers, motorcycles, motor homes, off-highway vehicles, boats, and snowmobiles.