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NMVTIS Administration

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

NMVTIS Funding

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.

Related Information:
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.

View the FY 2022 annual report for activities during reporting period October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022 and independent financial audit.

Previous NMVTIS Annual Reports and Independent Financial Audits submitted by the NMVTIS System Operator:

NMVTIS Governance

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.

Federal Advisory Committee

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.

Establishment Notice
Membership List