file - 10/01/2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 search page to find a list of these NMVTIS events. Once on the page, please use the filters on the left side to access the desired "Event Type". For a comprehensive list of all systems trainings and other opportunities, visit our Webinars and Training page.
All rates are effective through September 30 and are subject to change thereafter with 30-days prior written notice.
NMVTIS documentation is available below to jurisdiction and federal members only.
For questions or more information about NMVTIS, please contact us and select Technology Systems from the drop-down menu of subjects.