What is NMVTIS?


NMVTIS, which in full is the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System, is an electronic system, where you can find information on most cars located within the United States. Today NMVTIS is one of the most reliable information sources of data regarding the history of vehicles. We must remember, however, that it does not contain any information concerning the previous history or repairs.
The main reason why you should treat this system as a reliable and current source is the fact that most states, insurance companies, scrap yards and points of recovery are obliged by federal law to report information just to NMVTIS. The National Information System Indications Motor Vehicles does not contain information about all motor vehicles in the United States because some states do not provide their data to the system. How long does the processing of applications and notifications take? The new data is delivered to NMVTIS at various time intervals, but this may not last longer than a month.

NMVTIS report includes:

  • information system belonging to the state departments of communication,
  • information on cars, buses, trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, caravans and tractors,
  • information about “labels” granted by the state departments of communication,
  • the latest meter reading provided during the registration,
  • information from insurance companies and recyclers,
  • including the junkyard and recovery stations, which are required to notify a “total loss” to the system,
  • Information from scrap yards and receiving stations recovery wrecks under the government program “Cash for Clunkers”.
Na zielono i żółto zaznaczono stany dostarczające dane do systemu NMVTIS.
Na zielono i żółto zaznaczono stany dostarczające dane do systemu NMVTIS.


Sections of the report:

  • vehicle parameters (a set of technical data of the vehicle determined basing on its VIN. In addition to the basic parameters (make, model, engine, etc.) you can find here the information about the dimensions and fuel consumption of the vehicle)
  • property deeds (include a history of vehicle registration in the United States. Each record includes the date and place of registration and also a meter reading)
  • records such as “scrapped” / “damaged” / “protected” (the amount of data displayed in each section depends on the checked VIN)
  • Warnings (includes a list of potential warnings about the vehicle. They are indicated by labels assigned to the vehicle by different institutions).