In the Commonwealth of Virginia when you sell or transfer a vehicle you have to complete the odometer reading in the Assignment of Title by Owner section on the front of the Certificate of Title for all vehicles model year 2011 or newer, self-propelled and below 16,000 pounds. However if an out-of-state title does not have an assignment section for an odometer reading or you want to record the transfer you can use also the separate state-approved Odometer Disclosure Statement Form.
These vehicle types are exempt from odometer reading in the Commonwealth of Virginia: all vehicles model year 2010 or older, all vehicles over 16,000 pounds, all non-motorized vehicles (trailer-type), low-speed vehicles (LSV), mopeds, and scooters.
The State of Virginia has specific legal requirements about what the Odometer Disclosure Statement form contains and how to fill it out. View details below on how to fill out this form.
Upon transfer of a vehicle ownership the law requires to comply with state and federal laws. Mileage recordings help authorities to prevent odometer manipulation on a vehicle’s mileage.
You must know also that if you are titling a vehicle and the out-of-state title shows that the vehicle was exempt from odometer disclosure, then no odometer disclosure is required for a Virginia title.
Virginia Odometer Disclosure Statement Form
Below you can find the Virginia state-approved secure 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 state-approved Virginia Odometer Disclosure Statement is composed of three sections. Below you’ll see how to complete this form:
The first section includes the vehicle information details. First fill in these details – VIN Number, Make, Body type, Model, and Year:
The second section includes the Seller Certification and information with the Odometer Disclosure Statement. Here fill in the odometer reading (use only digits without tenths). Then check the corresponding box if the Odometer reading entered is THE ACTUAL MILEAGE OF THE VEHICLE, or the Odometer reading entered is IN EXCESS OF ODOMETER’S MECHANICAL LIMITS. You may also check if the Odometer reading entered IS NOT THE ACTUAL MILEAGE (Odometer Discrepancy), or the Vehicle was exempt from disclosure in prior state of title. In this case the applicant must present out-of-state title showing exemption. Next fill in the full name of the seller. Also the name must be PRINTED – this means to use only Capital Letters to write SELLER’S NAME. Next complete seller’s signature and date, seller’s street address, seller’s city, state, and ZIP code:
The third section represents the Buyer Certification, acknowledgement and certification that the buyer received a copy of this completed form. This section contains the full name of the buyer. Accordingly the name must be PRINTED – this means to use only Capital Letters to write BUYER’S NAME. Finally complete buyer’s signature and date, buyer’s street address, buyer’s city, state, and ZIP code:
Do not use this form if a title with an odometer reading section exists for your vehicle!
In the Commonwealth of Virginia you are required to complete the Virginia Odometer Disclosure Statement Form – VSA 5 (Rev. 07/01/2021) 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.
Please note that 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 Virginia Odometer Disclosure Statement
When you complete the odometer reading in the Assignment of Title by Owner Section A found on the front of the Virginia Certificate of Title you have to complete the following details. Remember please to use always a pen with black or blue ink and not a pencil. Moreover be careful because any alteration or erasure voids the title! So before you start to complete the title, read first all the instructions.
First the seller certifies that the vehicle described in this title was transferred to the buyer. Therefore the seller completes next the FULL PRINTED NAME of the Buyer. Then the seller fills out the buyer’s address, city, state and ZIP code.
Next the seller certifies and completes the current odometer reading as the actual mileage. Please use here only digits without tenths. In the case the Odometer reading entered is in EXCESS of the odometer’s mechanical limits the seller will check the first checkbox. Or the seller will check the second checkbox only if the Odometer reading entered is NOT the actual mileage (Warning: Odometer Discrepancy).
After that the seller completes the date of sale and the sale price.
Next complete seller’s signature, and SELLER’S PRINTED NAME exactly as it appears on the title.
Finally the buyer acknowledges the odometer certification made by the seller, completes buyer’s signature and BUYER’S PRINTED NAME:
Odometer Fraud in Virginia
Odometer fraud is the illegal action of rolling back the odometer. If you suspect you are a victim of odometer fraud please try first to find a solution with the seller. However if you’re unable to find a solution you use this form: File an Online Complaint – Attorney General of Virginia. For more details you may call at (804) 786-2042.
Find more details about the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
In addition for more details go to Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.
Moreover Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) serves a customer base of approximately 6.2 million licensed drivers and ID card holders. It also serves over 7.8 million registered vehicles. Virginia’s DMV has more daily face-to-face contact with Virginia’s citizens than any other state agency.