Driver Licensing and Identification

Vehicle Registration and Titling

Law Enforcement

  • Colorado to Begin Using AAMVA's State-to-State Verification Service

    Colorado will begin using AAMVA's State-to-State Verification Service (S2S) on Monday, January 27, 2020. Tasks related to on-boarding Colorado will be conducted during the weekend of January 25, 2020. During this process (Saturday evening to Monday morning), there will be periods during which the CDLIS/S2S Central Site (Central Site) will be in inquiry-only mode or unavailable (over and above the regularly scheduled maintenance window of 2:00 AM ET to 5:00 AM ET on Sunday, January 26, 2020). AAMVA is taking all steps possible to minimize service interruptions and will be sending alerts notifying states of Central Site availability throughout the process. Read more here.

    NMVTIS Law Enforcement Subcommittee Seeks Three Jurisdiction Members

    AAMVA is seeking three jurisdiction Law Enforcement Representatives for the NMVTIS Law Enforcement Subcommittee: one representative from Region 3, one representative from Region 4, and the third representative can be from any of AAMVA’s four regions and will serve as a member-at-large. Law enforcement representatives provide resources and knowledge related to law enforcement’s use of NMVTIS and offer input into methods law enforcement can implement to fully utilize NMVTIS and the Law Enforcement Access Tool (LEAT). Law enforcement representatives will have experience working with the NMVTIS program and the investigation of vehicle related crimes. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you are interested in applying for any of these positions, please complete the application and email it to committees@aamva.org no later than January 31, 2020. If you have questions about the NMVTIS Law Enforcement Subcommittee, please contact Paul Steier.

    This Week's Webinars

    Orientation to SPEXS Specification Format
    Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    The CDLIS specifications have been fully integrated into the SPEXS Master Specification 6.1.0 document, resulting in a single consolidated reference that applies to both CDLIS-only and CDLIS+S2S jurisdictions.  A separate CDLIS Master Specification document will no longer be published starting with the 5.4 release.  This webinar provides an orientation to the SPEXS Master Specification for transitioning CDLIS Master Specification users.  Specific objectives include:
    This webinar is for AAMVA jurisdiction and federal members only.
    NMVTIS State Web Interface (SWI) – Instant Title Verification Using the VIN Search Feature
    Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)
    Before a jurisdiction issues a title or other ownership document or record, the SWI can provide information to help the jurisdiction determine whether the ownership documentation presented with the application are valid. The information supports jurisdictions' titling processes for both new and used vehicles. The Anti-Car Theft Act requires each jurisdiction to perform an instant title verification check before issuing a title to an applicant claiming to have purchased the vehicle from an individual or entity in another jurisdiction. The SWI VIN search feature can be used to satisfy this legal requirement. In addition, the NMVTIS best practice is that jurisdictions perform an inquiry before issuing a title or other ownership document or record, whether or not the applicant claims to have purchased the vehicle in another jurisdiction.
    Note: This webinar is for AAMVA jurisdiction and federal members only.

    The following articles from  AAMVA's Regional News for January 17, 2020 received the highest click-through rates:

    NY DMV to Hire More Workers, Increase Hours Amid Long Lines After Green Light Law Takes Effect (New York)

    To accommodate growing lines and exorbitant wait times at New York DMV locations created by the new Green Light Law, hundreds of new workers are being employed, and hours are being extended throughout the state. Read more at dailyvoice.com.

    State Witholds DMV Data from Police (New York)

    State officials have blocked 59 police agencies from access to computerized motor vehicle data because they have yet to certify they will refrain from sharing the information with federal immigration enforcers. A spokeswoman...confirmed that New York police agencies were given a deadline ending last Saturday to sign a document known as a DMV Photo System agreement. Read more at pressrepublican.com.

    Utah Is Investigating a Vanity License Plate Reading 'DEPORTM'

    A vanity license plate reading "DEPORTM" has raised concerns in a Utah after a photo of the plate was posted on Twitter...Representatives from the DMV and the Tax Commission are scheduled to attend the meeting, meant to explore how decisions granting or denying personalized license plates are made. Read more at cnn.com.

    Permits Soar as Undocumented Immigrants Get New York Driving Rights (New York)

    The number of New Yorkers receiving learner permits skyrocketed since a state law took effect Dec. 15 allowing undocumented immigrants to seek driving rights, state records show. Some Department of Motor Vehicle offices said they have been inundated with people seeking learner permits because of the new Green Light Law, creating long lines and confusion for staff. Read more at uticaod.com.

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