The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) changed the odometer disclosure exemption requirements for motor vehicles. The new 20-year odometer capture exemption
requirements apply only to vehicles that are 2011 model year or newer. Vehicles manufactured with a 2010 model year or older remain exempt under the 10-year exemption.
Beginning January 1, 2021, and every year thereafter, FLHSMV will be obligated to continue to capture odometer disclosures for model year 2011 and later vehicles. This type of “rolling”
exemption is best described as adding an additional model year worth of vehicles each January until the 20-year exemption is fully implemented.
With this final rule, beginning on January 1, 2021, model year 2011 vehicles will not become exempt from the requirements until January 1, 2031. States are required to capture the
odometer reading for model year 2011 until 2031. Thus, for any title transfer that occurs on or after January 1, 2021 on a model year 2011 or newer vehicle, an odometer disclosure must be
With this rule change, there will be some states that are not in compliance and you may see titles with ‘EXEMPT’ odometers for 2011 vehicles. In this instance, FLHSMV will accept the Out-of-State title, carry the ‘EXEMPT’ odometer indicator forward, and issue a Florida title for the 2011 vehicle.
However, if a 2011 vehicle has a Florida title and the application for Certificate of Title has been marked as ‘EXEMPT’ by the purchaser, the transaction documents should be rejected and the
purchaser must disclose the vehicle mileage as actual, not actual, or exceeds the mechanical limits of the vehicle.
The following verbiage will be added to applicable procedures and forms:
MOTOR VEHICLES WITH A MODEL YEAR OF 2011 OR NEWER ARE EXEMPT AFTER TWENTY (20) YEARS AND MOTOR VEHICLES WITH A MODEL YEAR OF 2010 OR OLDER ARE EXEMPT AFTER TEN (10) YEARS. Click here to see FLHSMV’s official notice.