Legislation requires that California DMV Department collect and validate the odometer mileage reading for most motor vehicles upon initial registration. .

When Do I Report Odometer Mileage Readings?

Odometer mileage readings are encouraged for all motor vehicles, but are mandatory when:
you initially register a motor vehicle or transfer ownership, and
the vehicle is less than 10 years old.

How Do I Report the Odometer Mileage?

Enter the mileage on the Certificate of Title in the section designated for the disclosure of odometer reading.
Contact your local California DMV for complete information.

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