National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS)
The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) was established by federal law in 1992. NMVTIS is a Department of Justice (DOJ) system and operated by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA). NMVTIS is an electronic system that enables users to access and verify key automobile titling information, including brand history. Users of NMVTIS include: state titling agencies, law enforcement, consumers, automotive recyclers, salvage yards, tow operators, salvage brokers, salvage auctions, and insurance carriers.
NMVTIS reporting is required for all junk salvage vehicles. Reporting reduces titling of stolen vehicles, reduces fraud and vehicle theft, and helps to protect consumer safety.
ARA supports the full implementation of NMVTIS and urges Congress to support efforts by the DOJ to enforce NMVTIS, including targeted appropriations for personnel to pursue violators of NMVTIS. ARA believes that all entities involved in the automobile dismantling supply chain should be required to report to NMVTIS.