The Auto Channel
The Largest Independent Automotive Information Resource
Official Website of the New Car Buyer

Auto Data Direct Offers Solution to New NMVTIS Requirements in Florida


tow truck

TALLAHASSEE, FL--June 17, 2013:  Tow, storage and recovery businesses in Florida can anticipate changes in requirements for the good faith letter process and certificate of destruction procedures based on a new law passed by the Florida Legislature.  Auto Data Direct, Inc. (ADD) offers an affordable and effective solution to these industries for complying with the new law.

Effective July 1, 2013, Florida's good faith procedure for locating out-of-state owners or lienholders as part of the towed vehicle notification process includes a record check through the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) to determine the current state of title.   This process will not only save the towing industry and law enforcement significant costs, it will also expedite the notification of out-of-state owners and lien holders of vehicles towed in the State of Florida. 

The same legislation also requires tow, storage, and recovery businesses to report information about the vehicles they handle to NMVTIS.  Licensed salvage motor vehicle dealers are required to report the purchase of "derelict" vehicles to NMVTIS.  Tow operators must report vehicles to NMVTIS prior to applying for a Certificate of Destruction with the Florida DHSMV and all applications for a certificate of destruction in Florida must now include proof of reporting to NMVTIS. This consumer protection measure ensures that vehicle histories obtained through the national database alert prospective purchasers to salvage brands placed on the vehicle.

"ADD has a long history of providing efficient business solutions to the tow, storage, and recovery businesses in Florida and throughout the U.S.," said Jim Taylor, ADD's President.  "As a Department of Justice approved provider for both obtaining the NMVTIS reports and reporting salvage information to the system, ADD offers a one-stop web based solution to meet these new requirements."

In addition to access to NMVTIS reports and data upload services, ADD currently offers access to real-time motor vehicle records in 28 states for the tow industry needing owner and lien holder information in order to process required notifications to the vehicle's registered owner.