TECHNICAL ADVISORY

DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES


To: Tax Collectors and License Plate Agents

From: Carl A. Ford, Director

Subject: NMVTIS Inquiry

Advisory Date: 9/22/03

Implementation Date:

Advisory Number: T03-09


Effective with the next FRVIS release (October 2003), an inquiry to NMVTIS (Title/Vehicle Query screen) has been added at the beginning of the "Original Title" transaction.

If NMVTIS returns brand data, all brands must be added on the Florida title. Some NMVTIS brands correspond directly to a Florida brand, so it will be systematically added. Other NMVTIS brands can be translated into several different Florida brands, so you will be required to choose the brand that will be used in Florida.

To assist you with this decision, the BRAND CONVERSION screen (see attached) will be presented whenever a brand exists on a vehicle that cannot be directly converted to a Florida brand. When choosing a brand for conversion, you would apply the same principals that you currently use.

The NMVTIS brands that have been directly converted to Florida brands appear in the bottom portion of the screen. Brands that need translation appear in the top portion of the screen. The drop down box beside each NMVTIS brand presents all of the choices of Florida brands that are possible for that NMVTIS brand code. You must choose a Florida brand code for each NMVTIS brand code that appears in the top portion of the screen. Duplication of the same Florida brand on this screen is allowed. You must press the ACCEPT key after you have chosen a corresponding Florida brand for each NMVTIS brand that was returned. The BRAND MAINTENANCE screen showing all brands chosen from the BRAND CONVERSION screen will appear. Duplicate Florida brands will have been removed. You may add additional brands from this screen, but cannot remove any Florida brands received from the NMVTIS inquiry.

A copy of a "Title/Vehicle Query" screen, "Brand Conversion" screen and a "Title Brand Translation Table" is attached for your information.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, you may contact your Help Desk Representative.

CAF/gra

 

 

TITLE BRAND TRANSLATION TABLE

NMVTIS CODE

FRVIS BRAND CODE

FRVIS DESCRIPTION

01

W

FLOOD DAMAGED

06

A

KIT

07, 08

P

ASSEMBLED FROM PARTS

09, 10,

R

REBUILT

17, 19

T

TAXI

18, 20

C

POLICE

30

L

REPLICA

47

N

MANUF BUY BACK

32

O

TOTAL LOSS

13

NO BRAND orP

Clerk must choose

36

NO BRAND orR

Clerk must choose one of these

16, 32, 38

O or R or W or Salvage Rebuildable

Clerk must choose one of these

11

P or R or W or Salvage Rebuildable or Salvage Flood or C of D

Clerk must choose one of these

31

P or R or W

Clerk must choose one of these

04

NO BRAND orW

Clerk must choose one of these