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National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS)

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The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) was created under the Anti Car Theft Act of 1992. In 1996, the Anti Car Theft Act was reauthorized and amended, transferring the responsibility for NMVTIS from the U.S. Department of Transportation to the U.S. Department of Justice.

NMVTIS is designed to prevent various types of automobile theft and fraud by providing an electronic means for verifying and exchanging title, brand, theft, and other data among state motor vehicle titling agencies, law enforcement officials, consumers, and other authorized users of the System. Where implemented, NMVTIS has already produced results, including time and cost savings, reductions in consumer wait time, improved recovery rate of stolen vehicles, increased ability to identify cloned vehicles prior to title issuance, and improved investigative abilities.

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See the official NMVTIS website for additional information and program details. On the site, you'll find information for consumerslaw enforcement, and reporting entities; answers to frequently asked questions; and more.


NMVTIS Program Office
Email: [email protected]

Date Modified: March 13, 2023
Date Created: February 19, 2012