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National Motor Vehicle Titling Information System (NMVTIS)

The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) is designed to protect consumers from fraud and unsafe vehicles and to keep stolen vehicles from being resold. NMVTIS is also a tool that assists states and law enforcement in deterring and preventing title fraud and other crimes. 

All scrap processors, junk and salvage yards to electronically report to this database an inventory of all junk automobiles or salvage automobiles obtained in whole or in part during the prior month.

Who Must Report?

Junk and salvage yards in this case are defined "as individuals or entities engaged in the business of acquiring or owning junk or salvage automobiles for resale in their entirety or as spare parts or for rebuilding, restoration, or crushing."

What Must be Reported?

Junk and salvage yards are required to provide NMVTIS the following information on each vehicle received into inventory every month:

  1. The vehicle identification number of each automobile obtained;
  2. The date on which the automobile was obtained;
  3. The name of the individual or entity from whom the automobile was obtained; and
  4. A statement of whether the automobile was crushed or disposed of for sale, export or other purposes.
  5. In the case of a sale/export the name of whom the complete vehicle was sold to. (NOTE: this provision is not applicable to shredders and scrap processors who do not resell or export whole cars).

Because some junk or salvage yards may hold vehicles for several months or years before a final disposition (e.g., crushed, sold, rebuilt) is known, some junk and salvage yards may need to provide a supplemental or additional report at the time of disposition or within 30 days of the date of disposition. The NMVTIS regulations do not preclude a junk or salvage yard from reporting the disposition of a vehicle at the time of first reporting, if such a disposition is known with certainty. Junk and salvage yards are responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of their reporting and for providing corrected information to the system, should the disposition be changed from what was initially reported.

Can Data be Reported through Third-Party Services?

Yes, NMVTIS requires the industry to submit its inventory through approved third-party data consolidators,.

Several states also accept and submit data to NMVTIS on behalf of recyclers.

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