Altering or replacing an odometer

You must not interfere with the odometer of a vehicle without the approval of the Commissioner Consumer and Business Services.

Interfering with an odometer includes:

  • altering the reading
  • removing
  • replacing
  • repairing, or attempting to repair
  • rendering it inoperative or inaccurate in any way.

You must be given approval before interfering with an odometer.

You can apply for approval to alter or replace an odometer if:

  • you're restoring a vehicle
  • the vehicle has been in an accident which has damaged the odometer
  • the current odometer cluster has broken
  • you've been instructed to apply by a government inspection station.

If you need help completing the form, call 131 882.

What happens next

You'll be contacted by Consumer and Business Services to inform you of the outcome of your application.

The maximum penalty for interfering with an odometer is $10,000.00

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