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  • Best Practices & Model Legislation

  • Through AAMVA's Committees and Working Groups, AAMVA works with member jurisdictions to develop Best Practice documents and model legislation. These documents are designed for Chief Driver License Administrators and Law Enforcement personnel and staff.

    A "Best Practices Document" establishes the ideal approach for establishing and maintaining programs. The guidelines provided in this document are recommended and provide a jurisdiction with details on optimal model programs. A "Best Practice" is not mandated nor monitored for compliance. 

  • November 2021

    Mobile Driver's License (mDL) Implementation Guidelines, Version 1.0


    The AAMVA Joint Mobile Driver’s License (mDL) Working Group (WG) has been active around mobile identification since 2012. As the mDL evolves, the mDL WG continues to identify and address topics on which guidance to Issuing Authorities can be helpful. These new Mobile Driver's License (mDL) Implementation Guidelines represent the bulk of the current guidance, and points to additional resources as needed. 

    It is up to Issuing Authorities to determine the extent to which the guidance in this document is followed. Nevertheless, the minimum measures deemed necessary to achieve the above are labeled as mandatory requirements in this document (i.e. “shall” or “must”).

    mDL Implementation Guidelines, Version 1.0

    Electronic Titling Framework


    AAMVA's E-Title Working Group was established to support jurisdictions as they transition from paper-based title processes to an electronic titling solution. In addition to jurisdictions looking for more effective and efficient processes for administering title records, the pandemic of 2020 further influenced jurisdictions to evaluate additional options to perform secure and efficient motor vehicle-related transaction without the requirement to perform the transactions in person.

    The working group developed the Electronic Titling Framework, which focuses on defining what an e-titling solution is and the purpose it serves and why the jurisdictions need a solution with standards to promote interoperability and reciprocity. The contents of this framework are based on information collected by AAMVA, the working group, and additional stakeholders involved in the various processes of vehicle titling.

    Electronic Titling Framework (November 2021)

    October 2021

    License Plate Reader Program Best Practices Guide


    In support of their highway and public safety missions, License Plate Readers (LPRs) provide law enforcement with the ability to check license plates against various databases. Tolling and parking enforcement authorities also rely on LPR technology for the collection of toll and enforcing parking regulations.

    Law enforcement agencies can build meaningful LPR system policies that respect individuals’ privacy rights while providing authorized users with the information necessary to ensure the public’s safety. In 2020, Edition 2 of the License Plate Standard was released to assist in their efforts.

    Now AAMVA is pleased to announce the release of the License Plate Reader Program Best Practices Guide. The new LPR Best Practices Guide focuses on best practices in the administration of LPR Programs for state and provincial law enforcement, although much of the content is applicable to tolling and parking enforcement authorities alike.


    License Plate Reader Program Best Practices Guide (October 2020)

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