• Electronic Lien and Title (ELT)

  • The Electronic Lien and Title (ELT) System gives you the capability to electronically exchange lien and title information between a lienholder and a jurisdiction's motor vehicle agency.


    Jurisdiction Benefits

    • Improved data accuracy resulting from the electronic exchange of data (reduction in typographical errors)
    • Improved timeliness of data exchange (no more waiting for the mail)
    • Reduction in the use and control of secure forms (paper costs)
    • Reduction in mailing and printing costs
    • Improved data and forms security

    Lienholder Benefits

    • Potential staff reduction in areas associated with filing, retrieval and mailing of paper titles
    • Reduction of storage space needed for filing and storing paper titles
    • Ease of processing for dealer transactions

    Information That Can Be Exchanged

    ELT includes transactions that allow the jurisdiction to send electronic messages to the lienholder. For example, a jurisdiction can use the Lien Notification transaction to notify the lienholder that the lien has been recorded on the jurisdiction's title record.

    ELT also includes transactions that allow the lienholder to send electronic messages to the jurisdiction. For example, a lienholder can use the Lien Release transaction to notify the jurisdiction when a lien is paid off. Once processed, the jurisdiction creates and mails a paper title to the owner. In another example, a lienholder can use the Request for Paper Title to obtain a paper copy of the title, but not release interest in the vehicle. 

    For more information, please contact AAMVA Support.

    ELT Participation Map

    The AAMVA rate schedules contain fees for the most common types of services and products used by AAMVA customers.

    All rates are effective through September 30th and are subject to change thereafter with 30-days prior written notice.

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