- What is NMVTIS and how is it used?
NMVTIS is National Motor Vehicle Title Information System hosted by the US Department of Justice to protect consumers from fraud and unsafe vehicles and to keep stolen vehicles from being resold.
All States’ DMVs report the data to NMVTIS and check against NMVTIS database every time the title is transferred so that unsafe and stolen vehicles are not resold. Each DMV has the right to deem any title branded according to the records in the NMVTIS database.
Please note that all Clean title vehicles sold through salvage auctions have a chance of the title becoming salvage when processed by a DMV. Please refer to http://www.vehiclehistory.gov for details.