National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS)

The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) allows titling agencies to instantly and reliably verify the information on a paper title against the electronic data from the state that issued the title. NMVTIS protects consumers from fraud and unsafe vehicles and prevents the resale of stolen vehicles. NMVTIS also 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

States are vital stakeholders in NMVTIS, providing vehicle data for 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.

For detailed information about state participation in NMVTIS, visit AAMVA's NMVTIS program page. For background information on NMVTIS, visit the Department of Justice (DOJ) NMVTIS page. 

Participants


Jurisdictions who participate in NMVTIS are identified on the IT systems participation map

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.

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.

Standalone Solution: Implementation of the fully integrated solution, although desirable, may not always satisfy a state's particular needs. NMVTIS offers states these options to verify titles prior to issuance in a standalone manner. Both 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 to inquiry

Report State Data

Integrated Solution: This option is part of the integrated system application. In addition to having the ability to incorporate NMVTIS verification into the title application, it enables a state to update title data to NMVTIS in an online fashion.

Standalone Solution: Implementation of the fully integrated solution, although desirable, may not always satisfy a state's particular needs. There is an option for states to report data in a standalone batch upload manner that does not require integration with state title systems.

Program Leadership


AAMVA created the NMVTIS State Program Subcommittee to work within the AAMVA committee structure on resolution of issues related to the NMVTIS state business rules. The subcommittee addresses and resolves vehicle, title, registration, and brand business issues. AAMVA also 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. The subcommittees have a combined meeting once each year.

Scheduled Maintenance


For when scheduled maintenance on NMVTIS will occur, please visit here.

Webinars and Training


AAMVA offers informational webinars and training courses related to NMVTIS. Visit our Webinars and Training page to see all systems learning opportunities or here to see a prefiltered list for NMVTIS.

Rates


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

file - 10/01/2021

Products & Services Catalog: Government Rate Schedule

This catalog provides government rates for AAMVA's network services.

file - 10/01/2021

Products & Services Catalog: Private Rate Schedule

This catalog provides private rates for AAMVA's network services.

Documentation


NMVTIS documentation is available below to jurisdiction and federal members only.

file - 09/22/2021

NMVTIS Online State Procedures Manual 3.1.11

Provides the online systems procedures manual for NMVTIS. 

file - 09/01/2021

NMVTIS Service Specification Package

NMVTIS Service Specification Package

file - 06/23/2021

NMVTIS Online Specification (AMIE Version) 3.1.8

Provides the online processing system specification for NMVTIS. 

file - 09/22/2020

NMVTIS State Web Interface Implementation Overview 3.1.2

NMVTIS State Web Implementation Overview

file - 09/17/2020

NMVTIS State Batch Data Synchronization Specification 1.1.5

NMVTIS State Batch Data Synchronization Specification 

file - 09/11/2020

NMVTIS Batch Specification 3.1.4

Provides the batch processing system specification for NMVTIS. 

file - 09/09/2020

NMVTIS Batch Inquiry State Implementation Guide 1.3.5

NMVTIS Batch Inquiry State Implementation Guide

file - 09/07/2020

NMVTIS State Web Interface Administrators Guide 2.1.2

NMVTIS State Web Interface Administrator Guide

file - 09/07/2020

NMVTIS State Web Interface Help Desk Guide 1.3.2

NMVTIS State Web Interface Help Desk Guide

file - 09/01/2020

NMVTIS JSI Destroyed Vehicle File State Interface Specification 1.3.2

NMVTIS Destroyed Vehicle File State Interface Specification

file - 08/04/2020

NMVTIS Program Overview 2.1.2

Provides information about the various components of NMVTIS. It also describes the data inflows and outflows, the system architecture and supporting documentation for each component.

file - 01/01/2018

NMVTIS Change Request Form 2018

Form for submitting a change request to AAMVA for NMVTIS

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