News in 2021

Georgia Department of Revenue Issues NMVTIS Advisory

for Salvage on Monday, August 2, 2021 by Beth Williams and Jay Svendsen

In a July Policy Bulletin released by the Georgia DOR, Motor Vehicle Division Director Brent Bennet announced passage of House Bill 207 during the 2021 legislative session. That bill requires secondary metals recyclers, used motor vehicle parts dealers and scrap metal processors (Salvage Dealers) to report certain title cancellation information and National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) information to the Department of Revenue. The law was effective July 1, 2021, and according to the bulletin, starting September 1, 2021, Salvage Dealers will be required to cancel all titles through Auto Data Direct through an established account with the company.

The statutory requirements for Salvage Dealers include:

  • When the Salvage Dealer must report all vehicles purchased within 48 hours of close of business, the report must be filed electronically through ADD.
  • When a Salvage Dealer accepts a vehicle owner’s affidavit regarding a vehicle or trailer at least 12 model years old, the Salvage Dealer must provide the affidavit to the Department electronically through ADD. The Salvage Dealer still need to retain the original affidavit for at least 2 years.
  • Salvage Dealers no longer need to send certificates of title or license plates for cancellation to the department. Instead, they need to securely destroy the original certificate of title and cancelled license plates in a commercially reasonable manner in a commercially reasonable amount of time. Separate logs should be kept for destruction of certificates of title and for destruction of license plates.

ADD is ready to assist our customers who need help complying with this new requirement. If you have questions or need assistance, just give customer service team a call at 850-877-8804 or email .