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Important Message from Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles

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Vehicle Services FAQ's


Odometer FAQ's

Q. Are there any exceptions to the reporting requirements?

A: Yes, reporting the odometer mileage reading is encouraged, but not mandatory if:

  • The vehicle is 10 years old or older,
  • The vehicle is a commercial vehicle with a gross vehicle weight above 16,000 pounds,
  • The vehicle is a non-motorized vehicle.

Q. When do I report odometer mileage readings?

A: Odometer mileage readings are mandatory when:

  • A motor vehicle is initially registered or when the ownership is transferred, or
  • A new title is required for any reason, or
  • You renew your vehicle’s registration.

Q. How do I report the odometer mileage?

A: Enter the mileage on the Certificate of Title in the section designated for the disclosure of odometer reading (see example below):

I certify to the best of my knowledge that the ODOMETER READING is the ACTUAL MILEAGE of the vehicle unless one of the following statements is checked:

ODOMETER READING ----- MILES (NO TENTHS)
           
[   ] 1.The mileage stated is in excess of its mechanical limits.
(Mileage exceeds 99,999 miles)