NMVTIS for Law Enforcement

NMVTIS is a tool designed to assist vehicle title investigators and local, state, and federal law enforcement in investigating, deterring, and preventing vehicle-related crimes. 

Law Enforcement Access Tool (LEAT)

The NMVTIS Law Enforcement Access Tool (LEAT) allows access to NMVTIS data reported from state motor vehicle titling agencies, automobile recyclers, junk and salvage yards, and insurance carriers. LEAT also contains stolen vehicle files, vehicle lien and impound records, cloned and counterfeit vehicle files, and other pertinent vehicle information. There is no cost for LEAT and it is available through the Department of Justice Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) or the Federal Bureau of Investigation Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP).

Contact the RISS Center serving your jurisdiction for instructions on how to access NMVTIS data through RISS. Click here to see which RISS Center serves your state. If a jurisdiction does not have RISS access, access to NMVTIS may be obtained through a LEEP account. Click here to apply online for an account or call the FBI Support Center at 888.334.4536.

The NMVTIS Law Enforcement Subcommittee has developed a guide and companion video to educate law enforcement and DMV investigators on the benefits of utilizing the NMVTIS LEAT. The five-minute video highlights the information and resources provided by NMVTIS LEAT and may supplement a vehicle crime investigation training program and/or be used to train staff who are new to the use of the NMVTIS LEAT.

NMVTIS Jurisdiction Reporting Compliance and Enforcement Laws

AAMVA’s NMVTIS Law Enforcement Subcommittee maintains a record of NMVTIS jurisdiction enforcement laws. This information is intended to help law enforcement, DMV investigators, and administrators in keeping informed on the laws that may assist with NMVTIS enforcement and regulatory efforts.

Potential nonreporting violations should be submitted to the NMVTIS Enforcement Program Office either through LEAT or the following:

Gregory Joy, Policy Advisor

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

NMVTIS Program Office

810 7th St, NW

Washington, DC 20531


For additional resources, please see the resources listed in the page for State Titling Agency. Learn about several tools AAMVA provides for states to use to better understand and enhance participation in NMVTIS as well as to help protect state’s customers before they consider purchasing a used vehicle.

Visit the DOJ website for more information on law enforcement and NMVTIS.

Program Leadership

AAMVA created the NMVTIS Law Enforcement Subcommittee to help law enforcement, DMV investigators, and administrators in keeping informed about laws that may assist with NMVTIS enforcement and regulatory efforts. AAMVA also created the NMVTIS State Program Subcommittee to address and resolves vehicle, title, registration, and brand business issues. The subcommittees have a combined meeting once per year.

For more information or to request law enforcement training on NMVTIS LEAT, please contact NMVTIS Law Enforcement Access Tool.