DMV Forms: What Is a Statement of Facts Form

January 27, 2012

The Department of motor vehicles offers a number of DMV forms. One such important DMV form is the statement of facts form. The document is very special. Here is what a Statement of Facts form can be used for according to the DMV guide.   

The Statement of Facts - What Is it?

A Statement of Facts form is basically a legal document that put forwards the factual information related to a vehicle without any sort of argument.  It is one of the most important documents used in the process of filing the vehicle registration paperwork. The Statement of Facts form basically offers the applicants with some options. He or she just has to check the ones that actually count.

The Purpose

The Statement of Facts form is a crucial part of the process of filing the paperwork, for the registration of a vehicle. The applicant filling up the Statement of Facts Form has to check the various relevant boxes and then sign the form. This indicates that the information being offered by the applicant is true and in case it proves otherwise then the applicant may have to face perjury charges.

The Different Types of Statement of fact

The Statement of Facts is available in a number of types, which serve a lot of purposes.

1. Tax Exemption Statement

The tax exemption statement for the various vehicles is one of the most important Statement of Facts.

2. The Smog Exemption Statement

Another important Statement of Facts is the Smog Exemption Statement.

3. Transfer Only or Title Only Statement

This Statement of Facts is used to transfer a vehicle's ownership and its title.    

4. Window Decal for Wheelchair Lift or Wheelchair Carrier

This form of Statement of Facts is also very important.

5. Vehicle Body Change Statement

The Statement of Facts is used to inform a vehicle's body change and it requires an ownership certificate.

6. Name Statement

The Statement of Facts known as Name Statement also requires an ownership certificate.

When Is It Required?

Often the requirement of the Statement of Facts is suggested by a DMV technician, when the time is right.

Other Documents Needed

Most of the times, the Statement of fact is a stand alone important document, however in some cases it may also be accompanied by some important documents. 

Related Questions and Answers

Do I Need a Statement of Facts Form When Reporting an Accident?

A Statement of Facts Form is not generally used in the event of an accident, at least not in the United States. There are some countries in Europe that use a Statement of Facts Form for car accidents, but it's not a common practice in the US. In the US, Statement of Fact Forms are generally used in legal proceedings and legal documents. An accident report is the more commonly used form for recording the details of an accident. It is important to write down all of the details you can recall, and if possible, take photos when you are involved in an accident. This will help document your claim for the insurance company.

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