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National Motor Vehicle Titling Information System (NMVTIS)

The National Motor Vehicle Titling Information System (NMVTIS) is a national titling information system for motor vehicles designed to help prevent the trafficking of stolen vehicles by allowing participating states to verify the validity of titles before issuing new ones.

NMVTIS has improved the security of the titling process across the country, including time and cost savings for state motor vehicle titling agencies, reductions in consumer wait times, decreases in motor vehicle thefts, improved recovery rate of stolen vehicles, increased ability to identify fraudulent use of vehicle identification numbers (VIN) prior to title issuance, and improved investigative abilities.

NMVTIS provides benefits:

  • Allows state motor vehicle administrators to verify and exchange vehicle titling and brand data
  • Provides law enforcement officials, consumers and others the ability to track vehicles as they are sold and transferred between states
  • Receives automobile information from states, insurance carriers, and the salvage industry
  • Provides law enforcement the ability to track a vehicle's status from state to state with direct system access
  • Provides information to insurers, auto recyclers, salvage yards, and junk yards

NMVTIS provides consumer information:

  • Vehicle's full title record from the state of record, when available
  • Vehicle's brand history
  • Odometer data
  • Other basic vehicle information

Prior to purchasing a vehicle, visit the NMVTIS web site to find information on the vehicle's title, most recent odometer reading, brand history, and in some cases, historical theft data.