National Motor Vehicle Title Information System

NMVTIS was created to:

  • Prevent the circulation of stolen autos in interstate automobile commerce
  • Protect consumers and businesses from fraud
  • Prevent or reduce the use of stolen automobiles for criminal activities
  • Protect consumer from unsafe vehicles

The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) is an electronic system that contains information on certain automobiles titled in the United States.

The information in NMVTIS INCLUDES:

  • Information from motor vehicle departments.
  • Information on automobiles, buses, trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, motor homes, and tractors.
  • Information on "brands" applied to vehicles provided by participating state motor vehicle titling agencies. Brand types and definitions vary by state
  • Most recent odometer readings.
  • Information from insurance companies, and auto recyclers, junkyards and salvage pools and should include if the vehicle was considered to be a "total loss" by an insurance carrier.

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