Motor Vehicle Title Information System
This is a system that allows participating states to instantly
and reliably verify the information on the paper title with the
electronic data from the state that issued the title.
Car Theft Act of 1992 was enacted 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).
Title II of the Act required the U.S. Department of Transportation
(DOT) to implement a National Motor Vehicle Title Information System
(NMVTIS). The Act specifies that the information within NMVTIS shall
be available to jurisdictions; federal, state and local law enforcement
officials; insurance carriers; and other prospective purchasers
(e.g., individuals, auction companies, and used car dealers).
Car Theft Improvements Act of 1996 was signed into
law on July 2, 1996. It amends the Anti Car Theft Act of 1992 to
give the Department of Justice the responsibility for the information
AAMVA The Week In Review Publication.
Map of state motor vehicle agencies' level of overall compliance
with NMVTIS rules and regulations.