What Does MSO Mean?

  • July 12, 2022
  • 1 min read

MSO stands for manufacturer’s statement of origin. The MSO is the original document from the manufacturer that states the VIN and other vehicle specifications. You can think of the MSO as the vehicle’s “birth certificate”.

The MSO will identify the vehicle’s model year, color, optional equipment, and other important information about your car. It also includes an odometer statement that shows mileage at the time of shipment from the factory to the dealer (or first retail buyer).

How Does an MSO Differ From a Title?

The MSO and the certificate of title are not the same documents. Think of the MSO as the birth certificate of the vehicle. The MSO is issued first before a title is issued to the retail buyer. The certificate of title is issued to the owner when ownership is applied for through the DMV.

How Do You Get the MSO of an Off-Road Vehicle?

To get an MSO, you must go through a dealer or dealership network. The dealer will sell the vehicle to you and then provide an MSO to show ownership of the vehicle.

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