Effective January 1, 2021, the requirement to capture and record actual mileage for vehicles has changed. Odometer disclosures are now required on all vehicles less than 20 years old at the time of ownership transfer. The new 20-year exemption eligibility requirements will affect vehicles of model year 2011 and newer. The 20-year period will extend from the vehicle’s date of manufacture.

Despite the federal deadline for implementation, there is a possibility that some states may not have completed the required steps to implement this change. Because of this, there may be some states that incorrectly apply an EXEMPT brand to titles that no longer qualify for the EXEMPT brand due to the age of the vehicle.

In these cases, the EXEMPT brand will not be carried forward on the South Carolina title. Instead, it will be branded as “NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE,” with the odometer reading indicated at the time of titling in South Carolina.

Vehicles that have a title showing actual mileage and the actual mileage declared at the time of titling will be titled accordingly regardless of vehicle age.

For more information on the odometer exemption changes, please visit the following link: Changing Odometer Exemption Requirements (scdmvonline.com)

Thank you,

Kat Messenger
Carolina Dealer Training

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