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  • National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS)


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  • The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) is a system that allows the titling agency to instantly and reliably verify the information on the paper title with the electronic data from the state that issued the title. NMVTIS is designed to protect consumers from fraud and unsafe vehicles and to keep stolen vehicles from being resold. NMVTIS is also a tool that assists states and law enforcement in deterring and preventing title fraud and other crimes. Consumers can use NMVTIS to access important vehicle history information.

    Purpose

    NMVTIS was created to:

    • Prevent the introduction or reintroduction of stolen motor vehicles into interstate commerce
    • Protect states and consumers (individual and commercial) from fraud
    • Reduce the use of stolen vehicles for illicit purposes including funding of criminal enterprises
    • Provide consumers protection from unsafe vehicles

    NMVTIS is Working for States

    States are among key stakeholders in NMVTIS, providing vehicle data in the system that other states, law enforcement and consumers rely on to make decisions around titling, investigating and buying a vehicle. Through participation in NMVTIS, states help in the fight against fraud and theft, protect consumers from unsafe vehicles, and realize cost-savings along with other benefits. Learn how NMVTIS is Working for States

    For background information on NMVTIS, visit Department of Justice (DOJ) - NMVTIS.

    Approaches for States to Participate in NMVTIS

    State motor vehicle agencies can choose from the following options to satisfy the title verification and data reporting requirements of the Anti-Car Theft Act and its implementing regulations.

    Verify Titles

    Solution 

    Description

    Integrated Solution

    An application solution enables a state to integrate NMVTIS title verification into the state's titling application, making it a seamless part of an online title process.

    For documentation or information related to this application, contact AAMVA Support.

    Standalone Solution

    Implementation of the fully integrated solution, although desirable, may not always satisfy a state's particular needs to a given time. There are two options available for a state to verify titles prior to issuance in a standalone manner that do not require integration into state title systems.

    • State Web Single VIN Inquiry. Allows a state via the Internet to conduct an inquiry into NMVTIS.  
    • Batch Inquiry. Allows a state to submit a batch of vehicle information numbers (VINs) to NMVTIS of inquiry. 

    For documentation or information related to these applications, contact AAMVA Support.

     

    Report State Data

    Solution 

    Description

    Integrated Solution

    This option is part of the integrated system application solution. In addition to having the ability to incorporate that NMVTIS verification into the title application, this solution also enables a state to update title data to NMVTIS in an online fashion.

    For documentation or information related to this application, contact AAMVA Support

    Standalone Solution

    Implementation of the fully integrated solution, although desirable, may not always satisfy a state's particular needs to a given time. There is an option for a state to report data in a standalone batch upload manner that does not require integration with state title systems.

    For documentation or information related to this application, contact AAMVA Support.

     

     

     

    NMVTIS is Working for States 

    Are you familiar with how your state participates in NMVTIS? What NMVTIS is designed to do? What benefits your state can realize through NMVTIS participation? How AAMVA can help your state get the most from its participation?  In an effort to answer these questions and facilitate communication within your state regarding NMVTIS, the brochure, Working for States, was developed through the NMVTIS Business Rules Working Group. Please share this brochure with your state titling customer service representatives, county offices, law enforcement, third party vendors, senior staff, your governor’s office and anyone else involved in the vehicle titling process who works toward safer highways and consumer protection. In addition to the interactive version posted above, you may also utilize a basic print version and a version for professional printing.

    We encourage you to contact AAMVA to discuss how to optimize your state’s participation in NMVTIS.  You can reach Tom Manuel at tmanuel@aamva.org, 703.908.8283 or Vivienne Cameron at vcameron@aamva.org, 703.908.8261. 

    New to NMVTIS?

    NMVTIS Program Overview, Release 1.3 (11/2013) provides the information necessary to understand the various components of the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS). The document also describes the data inflows and outflows, the system architecture and supporting documentation for each component. If you are unfamiliar with NMVTIS, read this document before reading the detailed NMVTIS documentation below.

    Contacts

    NMVTIS Jurisdiction Contacts (July 23, 2015)
         

    Current Release

    To all NMVTIS Jurisdictions:

    The NMVTIS Online and Batch Specifications documents have been updated to include process or functionality changes from the NMVTIS Re-engineering effort.  The re-engineered system is NMVTIS Release 3.0.  All outstanding prior change documents have also been rolled into this new release.

    We have also prepared change documents for both Online and Batch Release 3.0 specification documents that will summarize what has changed.

    Please respond to the AAMVA Help Desk if you have any questions.   

    JSI Data to States

    State Batch Inquiry

    State Web Inquiry

    For other NMVTIS documentation not listed here, contact AAMVA Support

     

    View the map detailing jurisdiction participation for NMVTIS.

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