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NMVTIS Database

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $100,000)

The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) was created under the Anti Car Theft Act of 1992 to deter trafficking in stolen vehicles by strengthening law enforcement against auto theft (Title I), combating automobile title fraud (Title II), preventing "chop shop"-related thefts (Title III), and inspecting exports for stolen vehicles (Title IV). In 1996, the Anti Car Theft Act was revised, and the responsibility for this system was transferred to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). NMVTIS was designed to allow the titling agency to instantly and reliably verify the information on the paper title with the electronic data from the state that issued the title. In addition, the system provides law enforcement with a tool to assist in reducing auto theft and vehicle title-related crimes. Where implemented, NMVTIS has already produced results, including time and cost savings, reductions in consumer wait time, decreases in motor vehicle thefts, improved recovery rate of stolen vehicles, increased ability to identify cloned vehicles prior to title issuance, and improved investigative abilities.

This solicitation seeks to provide support for all states in establishing daily or real-time updates to NMVTIS and inquiries into a web-based NMVTIS application for verification purposes.

States may use funds for any purpose furthering the goals established in this solicitation, including establishing secure Internet connectivity for NMVTIS inquiry purposes, implementing daily or real-time batch upload processes, training staff in inquiry processes and procedures, improving data quality, hardware, software, technical support, staff overtime, etc.

Illinois Secretary of State will utilize the FY 2010 NMVTIS funds to become fully compliant with the guidelines of NMVTIS. This compliance will include the transmittal of Illinois Secretary of State information to the NMVTIS database. The funds will be used to support the programmers who will upgrade the internal quality control system to ensure that the NMVTIS check will be capable of functioning within the daily operations.


Date Created: September 21, 2010