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Correcting Common Title Errors
If you make an error - DO NOT CHANGE, DO NOT WRITE OVER, DO NOT CROSS OFF, DO NOT USE WHITE OUT & DO NOT ERASE!  These are the items that cause errors and can void a title.  Below are some of the things that we can do to correct errors:

  1. Affidavit of Correction should be completed for the following common title errors:  incorrect sale date; seller/buyer name put on the incorrect space; seller/buyer name misspelled.  Do not cross through the error.  This form must be notarized.   
  2. Incorrect odometer recorded on Iowa title - upon review in the Treasurer's office, you may be instructed to contact the DOT Investigator to certify your mileage, or previous owner will need to get a replacement title and start over.  Do not try to rewrite odometer.
  3. Incorrect odometer recorded on out of state title - title will need to be corrected in the state issued.