What is "NMVTIS"?
NMVTIS stands for National Motor Vehicle Title Information System. It was authorized in 1992 with the Anti Car Theft Act, and then revised in 1996 with the Anti Car Theft Improvements Act. Broadly, it provides a means for states to share title information in order to prevent fraud and other crime. Information from NMVTIS may include, but is not limited to:
- Rebuilt status:
- Could indicate the vehicle has been damaged/wrecked and repaired.
- Salvage status:
- Could indicate the vehicle has been damaged and remains unrepaired and in some cases it could be “totaled.”
- Odometer status:
- Could indicate the odometer has been rolled back, is not actual mileage or is inaccurate.
- Stolen status:
- Could indicate the vehicle has been reported stolen to law enforcement.
- Title/Registration jurisdiction:
- Could indicate the state(s) in which the vehicle is currently titled as well as previous states.
Beginning on January 30, 2009, this service was made available to the public through third party, fee-for-service websites. If you wish to receive further information, or to start your NMVTIS vehicle search now, please visit the NMVTIS website. A listing of current providers is available.