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The title information obtained from this Online Services Vehicle/Watercraft Title Search website ONLY discloses details about titles issued in the State of Ohio. It does not show whether a vehicle was titled in another state/jurisdiction for any period of time.

Ohio uses data from the Automated Title Processing System (ATPS) and the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) to properly issue titles. This includes junk, salvage, and insurance information provided by reporting entities, as required by Federal law. NMVTIS data may disclose if a vehicle was ever in the possession of a junk or salvage yard, declared a “total loss” by an insurance company, or branded by another state/jurisdiction. However, please be advised that government agencies are prohibited from sharing the NMVTIS information with the Public, so that information will not be provided in the title search results.

FOR THE PUBLIC: In order to receive more detailed information about a vehicle, visit the NMVTIS website to request a Vehicle History Report from an approved NMVTIS Data Provider. A Vehicle History Report will enable a consumer to make an informed decision regarding the purchase of a motor vehicle. Consumers should expect to pay a fee for each NMVTIS report. Note: The Ohio BMV does not endorse any specific NMVTIS Data Provider.

To learn more about NMVTIS and the valuable information it provides to consumers regarding a vehicle's title history, click HERE.

To view approved NMVTIS Data Providers, click HERE.

For further assistance, contact the Title Support Section by calling (614) 752-7671, using the Live Chat feature at, or sending an email to

Ohio Revised Code 4505.07
Ohio Revised Code 4501.27

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