VEHICLE CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN FORM - aka MCO aka MSO
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MSO vs MCO
The terms "MSO" and "MCO" can confuse people. The terms are very frequently used interchangeably but the
MCO is really the modern certificate version of the
old plain MSO form. The MCO is strictly designed and regulated unlike the informal plain MSOs.
The MSO and MCO are similar forms and they are designed to perform the same function.
They are the manufacturers title and birth certificate for a vehicle, component or product.
The old MSO was usually a letter-size sheet of plain-paper or simple ornamental paper
with no real standards for paper, inks, form size, etc.
The old non-standard MSO sheets are not universally accepted anymore.
MCO is the modern certificate version of an MSO and the MCO is accepted everywhere by everyone for everything.
The MCO is sometimes referred to as the "50-State MCO" or "50-State MSO" because it is universally recognized and accepted.
BE AWARE: The term "MSO" is still commonly used in regulations and by DMV employees, but more often than not the modern MCO version of an MSO is what is actually
In some DMVs and for some items - typically for components - an old plain-paper/ornamental paper MSO may still be accepted....
but then again, maybe it won't.
Bureaucrats may not know the technical terms ("MCO" versus "MSO") and may use them interchangeably but they know
what an MCO is and what an MCO looks like and that is most likely what they expect and what they will accept.
You will be very embarrassed if your
customer gets turned down by a DMV because you tried to cheap-out on the type of MSO you use.
No one ever rejects an MCO because it isn't a simple MSO, but the reverse happens often.
That's why we ONLY sell the modern "50-State" MCO certificate form version of the MSO... you can't go wrong.
If - on the other hand - you try skating by with a plain-jane MSO you might land yourself in an
VERY embarrassing situation with a customer
calling you from a DMV (after a 4 hour wait) where he has just had your paperwork rejected because
you decided to save a few bucks by not getting the right MCO form.
MCOs - Manufacturers Certificate of Origin:
MCOs are basically manufacturers titles. In many respects they are very similar forms but the MCO
(certificate form) as prescribed by the AAMVA is the modern, up-to-date, "fancy"
version of the manufacturers title that is accepted by all DMVs for all vehicles and vehicle components.
This is THE 50-State MCO form accepted at all DMVs in the US and worldwide for vehicles and vehicle components such as
frames, engines, transmissions, etc
These Certificates of origin comply with THE highest standards for MCOs in the world.
These are completely blank AAMVA-compliant, 50-State DMV-approved Boat Certificate of Origin.
This form utilizes the required special paper, special inks, security watermark, embedded security strip, and other security
devices prescribed by the AAMVA and
(ISO) standards to be accepted throughout the US and worldwide.
AAMVA MCO SECURITY FEATURES:
Our Certificates of Origin's contain the following security features:
Sensitized Security Paper - paper that is reactive to chemicals commonly used to alter documents
Non-Optical Brightener Paper - paper without added optical brighteners which will not fluoresce under ultraviolet light.
Engraved Border - a border produced from engraved art work which shall appear on the front of the document.
(a) Prismatic - rainbow printing which is used as a deterrent to color copying, and/or
(b) Copy Void Pantograph - the word "void" appears when the document is copied.
4. Complex Colors - colors which are developed by using a mixture of two or more of the primary colors
(red, yellow or blue) and black if required.
5. Erasable Fluorescent Background Inks - fluoresces under ultraviolet light and reacts to any attempt to erase in such a manner as to be immediately detectable.
6. Background Security Design - a repetitious design consisting of a pattern which hinders counterfeiting efforts.
7. Microline - a line of small alpha characters in capital letters which requires a magnifying glass to read.
9. Embedded strip security features.
(b) Intaglio Print - with or without latent image.
DOCUMENT SIZE - Certificates of Origin size specifications shall be seven (7) inches by eight (8) inches.
PAPER STOCK - Sixty (60) pound offset or equivalent durability.
This VEHICLE MCO FORM is pre-printed with the data spaces and the standard certificate of origin transfer verbiage, etc.
In addition to shipping you the MCO forms, we will email you Word-file printing templates and instructions - which you can also download below.
When you receive the certificates, you can print the data for each of your vehicles, components ,
parts or products using our easy-to-use Word-file template and instructions - DOWNLOADS BELOW ....
using either a plain inkjet printer OR a laser printer.
Right-click here to download the Word file MCO printing template
Right-click here to download the ODOMETER STATEMENT pdf file
Right-click here to download the BILL-OF-SALE TEMPLATE .doc file
These forms print on either inkjet printers or laser printers.
Use the Word (.doc) file printing template above.
Simply input the data you want including the serial number you want in the lower left.
If you wish, you can insert your company logo image file and resize at the top center instead of just a text of your company name if you wish.
Print off a test of your certificate on a
regular blank sheet of white paper.
Then place the printed test sheet of paper over the certificate in front of a strong light like a desk lamp to make sure everything lines
up and prints EXACTLY where you need it to.
Then, if needed, just simply move text left to right with spaces (spacebar and backspace)
and adjust text up or down simply by changing the font size of a blank line
above the area or line needing moved up or down,
Then re-test-print and re-adjust until perfect BEFORE printing on the actual certificate - MCO.
You can insert your company logy as an image file in the .doc template file and/or you can insert an
image file of the manufacturers rep signature in the signature space... or they can sign there in live ink.
There is no database of authorized signers or of signatures for you to submit that info to. The signature on the front is really
only ceremonial and the notarized signature on the back can be of any manager, salesperson, etc... again there is no database of signers
PRINTER!! The MCOs you will receive can be printed on with either an inkjet or laser printer.
Because these MCOs are thick paper and they are perforated they can jam especially if you feed them up through a paper tray
and/or in a laser printer where the document has to wrap around a drum in order to print.
This problem is not the MCO - all MCO are the same in this regard -- The problem is printers.
The best advise is to use a top-feed printer (Canon, Epson, Etc.) where the document feed is straight and simple rather
All MCOs are made on a special "money" paper that is heavier stock and unfortunately it can kink easily in some printers -
especially if feeding them up from a bottom tray where the document has to perform a wrap maneuver.
The required paper stock and the perforated paper are an issue but that doesn't change with any MCO.
I recommend using a top feed if you have that option on your printer. The Epson inkjet printers have a few models that
feature top feed.
Your DMV may wish you to add certain verbiage to your MCOs depending on their rules and the specific type of vehicle etc. Typically you might add such verbiage under the data area on the front of the MCO. You may want to examine some of the standard verbiage options based on your type of vehicle - trailer, motorized vehicle, LSV, etc…. Examples of verbiage that may be requested include:
THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO ALL FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS IN EFFECT ON THE DATE OF MANUFACTURER.
THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO ALL FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS AND EPA STANDARDS IN EFFECT ON THE DATE OF MANUFACTURER.
THIS LOW SPEED VEHICLE CONFORMS TO FEDERAL REGULATIONS UNDER TITLE 49 CFR PART 571.500 AND THE MAXIMUM
SPEED CAPABILITY IS OVER 20 MPH BUT NOT MORE THAN 25 MPH.
DMVs usually need your customers to have this MCO, and an odometer statement, and proof of purchase -
i.e. a bill-of-sale, a receipt, an invoice, etc.
THE MCO FORM:
MCO MSO Forms
THE MCO TEMPLATE : This is a screen shot of the .doc template file we email you to fill in the info etc on the MCOs when you get them:
SAMPLE MCOs CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN PRINTED USING THE .doc TEMPLATE:
SAMPLE MOTORCYCYCLE MCO/MSO:
SAMPLE TRAILER MCO:
SAMPLE MCO CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN MCO PRINTED WITH LOGO USING THE .doc file TEMPLATE:
MCO BACK SIDE - contains the transfer spaces, lien space, and an odometer statement space...
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HANDLING on MCOs : MCOs generally ship within one to two business days of ordering.
SHIPPING ON MCOs is included in the prices below and is by USPS Priority Mail in the USA ONLY which
typically takes about 2 to 4 days>
For International orders, please email me at email@example.com for an arrangements and an invoice
- First Class International Mail (non-trackable) is an additional $15 USD and FedEx varies by location....
Though we sell just 1 or 2 MCOs, it is strongly recommended that you buy extras just in case of an error,
a typo, a printer jam up, etc....
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