This rule establishes when and what DMV will record on an
Oregon title or salvage title upon receipt of an odometer disclosure required
by federal or state law.
(1) DMV will
record on the title or salvage title the odometer reading and date disclosed
upon a transfer of interest on the title or salvage title, if the transfer is
subject to odometer disclosure requirements by statute or rule.
(2) Except as provided by section (3) of this
rule, the odometer reading recorded on a title or salvage title shall be the
most recent version received by DMV on a disclosure accompanying the title
DMV may record an
odometer reading other than the reading from the most recent disclosure when:
(a) The most recent disclosure is missing
(b) DMV has
reason to believe the odometer reading on the most recent disclosure is not
(c) A request for a
title correction is submitted to DMV to correct an erroneous odometer reading
as provided under section (7) of this rule.
If the transfer of interest is not
subject to odometer disclosure requirements (e.g., removing a security interest
holder), DMV will record:
(a) The mileage
disclosed by the owner, if the owner makes a disclosure at the time of
(b) The mileage shown
on the previous title or salvage title, if the owner does not make a disclosure
or the transfer involves a replacement title.
If DMV accepts an application without a
disclosure from the seller, as provided under OAR 735-028-0090
, DMV will record
the mileage disclosed by the buyer.
(6) The odometer disclosure date recorded on
the title or salvage title shall be the date the disclosure is made. If DMV is
unable to determine the date the disclosure is made, the date shall be the date
the application was processed in DMV's local offices, or, if received by mail,
the date the application was received.
DMV may correct an odometer reading
recorded on a title or salvage title if a request for title correction is
submitted to DMV:
(a) Within 90 days of the
date the title was issued and before any subsequent transfer of interest; if
the buyer or seller disclosed incorrect mileage at the time of transfer; or
More than 90 days after the
title was issued and before a subsequent transfer of interest requiring an
odometer disclosure, if:
(A) DMV recorded the
mileage or date incorrectly; or
(B) The request for title correction includes
evidence satisfactory to DMV that the disclosure was made in error. Examples of
evidence include a prior odometer disclosure made by the owner or a vehicle
service record, or similar document that shows the date of service and odometer
DMV will not correct an odometer reading or date recorded on the title when
questions concerning odometer disclosure arise and the title or salvage title
is not subject to correction under section (4) of this rule, but may add the
notation that the odometer reading is "not actual."
When an odometer disclosure received by
DMV indicates the odometer reading does not reflect the actual mileage, exceeds
the mechanical limits of the odometer, or the odometer on a salvage titled
vehicle is not readable, DMV will record one of the following odometer messages
on the title or salvage title:
mechanical limits," if the odometer disclosure indicates the odometer reading
is in excess of the mechanical limits of the odometer;
(b) "Not actual," if the odometer disclosure
indicates the odometer reading does not reflect the actual mileage. "Not
actual" will be recorded if "not actual" and any other message both apply. "Not
actual" also may be recorded on the title if the odometer reading disclosed at
transfer is less than a previously disclosed odometer reading, whether or not
"not actual" is indicated on any odometer disclosure received by DMV;
(c) "Not readable," if the vehicle
has been destroyed, the odometer removed, or it otherwise is impossible to read
the odometer of the vehicle because of damage to the vehicle or the odometer.
DMV may, at its
discretion, record any odometer message on a title or salvage title it believes
appropriate if it has reason to believe:
The odometer reading does not reflect the actual mileage; or
(b) The odometer reading reflects mileage in
excess of the mechanical limits of the odometer.
(11) When a title or salvage title is
submitted in support of an application for Oregon title, and the title contains
a message not described under section (9) of this rule, DMV will record on the
Oregon title - if issued - an odometer message DMV determines most accurately
reflects the message on the title submitted with the application or the actual
mileage of the vehicle.
the message "not readable" is recorded on an Oregon title or salvage title and
the odometer is later repaired or replaced and can't be reset to actual
mileage, the message "not actual" will be recorded on the title.