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California DMV NMVTIS Participation

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $50,000)

The Anti Car Theft Act of 1992 was enacted to deter trafficking in stolen vehicles. Title II of the Act required the implementation of a National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS). NMVTIS is designed to connect all state titling agencies, enabling the sharing of title information prior to re-issuance of a new title. Providing titling information for inclusion in the NMVTIS electronic file can deter trafficking in stolen vehicles by making it more difficult for criminals to title stolen vehicles in a different jurisdiction, reduce title fraud by allowing other jurisdictions to verify the validity of a California title prior to issuing a new title, reduce odometer fraud, and reduce instances of 'brand washing' by maintaining vehicle brand history.

The California DMV will hire a contractor who will develop, initiate, maintain, and provide a process that supplies the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators with California vehicle registration titling and brand data on qualifying vehicles through the batch update process that complies with NMVTIS data formats and update standards. They will submit an initial load of all qualifying vehicle registration titling records and provide an estimated five months of weekly updates of any new or modified title and brand data.


Date Created: September 3, 2008