The Act authorizes the designation of a third-party operator of NMVTIS. Since 1992, the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) has acted in this capacity and operates the system today. AAMVA is a nonprofit, tax exempt, educational association representing U.S. and Canadian officials responsible for the administration and enforcement of motor vehicle laws.
For more information, please contact AAMVA at:
American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators
4401 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22203
Federal law provides that NMVTIS should be supported through user fees and not dependent on federal funding. The system operator is authorized to assess and collect user fees not to exceed the cost of operating the system, not permitting any profits to be made by the operator. The law details the types of fees that may be charged and the basis for such fees. The operator is required to notify users of such fees in advance and to account for all fees collected.
Since 1997, nearly $22 million in federal funding has been provided to states and the system operator. During fiscal years 2007-2009, DOJ has issued a competitive funding solicitation, offering states the ability to apply for direct funding from DOJ to participate in NMVTIS. DOJ has also encouraged states to consider using Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funding, and has encouraged and funded state applications submitted under the Edward Byrne Discretionary Grants Program.
National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) Participation Program (FY 2010 Competitive Grant Announcement)
Annual Performance and Financial Reporting
NMVTIS regulations require the system operator to prepare and publish an annual report detailing system operation, and the collection and spending of fees and other funds to operate NMVTIS. This report must also include a status report on system implementation, compliance reporting, and detailed financial information to determine budgeting and performance. The regulations also require the operator to conduct an annual independent financial audit and to publish the audit reports on this site. The purpose of these reporting requirements is to ensure that NMVTIS is operated with transparency and accountability.
Previous NMVTIS Annual Reports and Independent Financial Audits submitted by the NMVTIS System Operator:
- FY 2021: annual report | independent financial audit
- FY 2020: annual report | independent financial audit
- FY 2019: annual report
- FY 2018: annual report | independent financial audit
- FY 2017: annual report | independent financial audit
- FY 2016: annual report | independent financial audit
- FY 2015: annual report | independent financial audit
- FY 2014: annual report | independent financial audit
- FY 2013: annual report | independent financial audit
- FY 2012: annual report | independent financial audit
- FY 2011: annual report | independent financial audit
- FY 2010: annual report | independent financial audit
- February 1 through September 30, 2009 reporting period: annual report | independent financial audit
NMVTIS is a DOJ program and DOJ is fully responsible for NMVTIS policy and operations. To ensure that it make informed decisions regarding the operation of the program however, DOJ will convene a NMVTIS Advisory Board that will include representation from all of the stakeholder communities affected by the program-states, consumers, insurance carriers, auto recyclers, junk and salvage yards, and law enforcement agencies. The NMVTIS operator will also be represented on the Advisory Board. The Advisory Board will make recommendations to DOJ regarding NMVTIS and may be asked to make recommendations regarding program operation and administration issues, such as establishing NMVTIS performance measures, accessing additional data within the system that is not required by the Anti-Car Theft Act, assessing program costs and revenues, and quality assurance. More information regarding the NMVTIS Advisory Board will be posted in this location in the near future.
Pursuant to the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) Final Rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 5740, 5774 (January 30, 2009) the committee was established in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. 2. The objective of the NMVTIS Advisory Board is to provide input and recommendations to the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) regarding the operations and administration of NMVTIS.
- September 2012 Meeting Summary
- March 2012 Meeting Summary
- November 2011 Meeting Summary
- July 2011 Meeting Summary
- March 2011 Meeting Summary
- October 2010 Meeting Summary
- June 2010 Meeting Summary
- Two Attachments referenced in the summary (all other presentations will be available upon request) Attachment A and Attachment B
- June agenda
- NMVTIS Advisory Board Ad Hoc Committee on Definitions and Terminology’s Motor Vehicle Life Cycle Flow Chart
- May 2013 Meeting Summary
- June 2013 Meeting Summary
- March 2014 Meeting Summary
- February 2015 Meeting Summary
- June 2015 Meeting Summary
- September 2015 Meeting Summary
- February 2016 Meeting Summary
- June 2016 NMVTIS Advisory Board Recommendations
- September 2016 BJA Director Response to NMVTIS Advisory Board Recommendations