• National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS)

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    The Working for States brochure was developed to facilitate communication within your state regarding:

    • What NMVTIS is designed to do,
    • How your state participates and benefits from it, and
    • How AAMVA can help your state get the most from its participation.

    Download the brochure that fits your needs:

    Share the brochure with state titling customer service representatives, county offices, law enforcement, third party vendors, senior staff, your governor’s office and anyone else in the vehicle title processing field who works toward safer highways and consumer protection.

    To discuss how to optimize your state’s participation in NMVTIS, contact Tom Manual ( tmanuel@aamva.org, 703-908-8283) or Vivienne Cameron ( vcameron@aamva.org, 703-908-8261). 

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    Watch the overview video on AAMVA's YouTube channel for more information about NMVTIS.
    NMVTIS Overview Video - snapshot (200 w)

    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.


    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.

    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



    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



    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 .




    New to NMVTIS?

    NMVTIS Program Overview, Release 2.1 (August 2018) 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.


    NMVTIS Jurisdiction Contacts (September 19, 2018)

    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.   

    State Web Services*

    JSI Data to States

    State Batch Inquiry

    State Web Interface

    Batch Data Synchronization

    For other NMVTIS documentation not listed here, contact AAMVA Support


    View the map detailing jurisdiction participation for NMVTIS.

    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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    NMVTIS Overview Video - snapshot (200 w)