When you transfer the ownership of a vehicle in the State of Vermont you have to fill out the Assignment of Ownership section found on the back of the vehicle’s Certificate of Title 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 complete also the state-approved Bill of Sale and Odometer Disclosure Statement Form found below.
In the State of Vermont these vehicles are exempt from odometer reading: vehicles model year 2010 or older, vehicles over 16,000 pounds, low-speed vehicles (LSV), non-motorized vehicles (trailer-type), and mopeds or scooters.
Please note that an inaccurate statement, or failure to complete the statement, may result in fines and/or imprisonment, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. § 32709, and pursuant to Vermont’s Consumer Fraud Law.
Vermont Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
Below you can find the Vermont state-approved fillable PDF form for your use.
The Vermont Bill of Sale and Odometer Disclosure Statement is composed of four sections. So below you’ll learn how to complete this form:
The first section includes the vehicle information details. So complete here the Make, Model, Year, Body type, Color, and VIN Number:
The second section represents the current odometer reading. Accordingly use here 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:
In the third section fill out the Seller (Transferor) information. Here include the seller’s full name (write SELLER’S NAME using only Capital Letters). Next fill out here seller’s phone number, seller’s address, City, State, ZIP code, seller’s signature and date:
At the fourth section fill out the Buyer information. So fill out here first the buyer’s full name (write BUYER’S NAME using only Capital Letters). Finally fill out buyer’s phone number, buyer’s address, City, State, ZIP code, buyer’s signature and date:
In the State of Vermont you are required to complete the Bill of Sale and Odometer Disclosure Statement Form – VT-005 (Rev. 01/2022).
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. However don’t forget to use a pen and not a pencil!
How to complete the Vermont Odometer Disclosure Statement
When you complete the odometer reading in the Assignment of Ownership section found on the back of the vehicle’s Certificate of Title you need to complete the next details. Always use a pen with blue or black ink and not a pencil. Also pay attention because any change or erasure will void the title! Therefore before you start to write on the title, please read first all the instructions carefully.
First the seller certifies that the vehicle described in this title was transferred to the buyer. So the seller completes next the PRINTED NAME of the Buyer and buyer’s address, city, state and ZIP code. After that the seller completes the date of sale.
Following the seller states and completes the current odometer reading as the actual mileage. Please use only digits without tenths. Only if the Odometer reading entered is in EXCESS of the odometer’s mechanical limits the seller can check the first checkbox. Or the seller can check the second checkbox only if the Odometer reading entered is NOT the actual mileage (Warning – Odometer Discrepancy).
Next complete seller’s signature, SELLER’S PRINTED NAME exactly as it appears on the title and the signing date.
Finally complete buyer’s signature and signing date:
Odometer Fraud in Vermont
If you think you are a victim of odometer fraud and you cannot find a solution with the seller then we recommend to File a Complaint with the Office of the Vermont Attorney General. For more details you can send an email to [email protected].
Find more information about the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles
For more details and information in addition please go to Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles
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