Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Free Title Check!

If you are lucky enough to live in Ohio or Florida (or have a vehicle that lives there), you have an excellent free service available for automobile titles. Both of these states have implemented a free title check service, allowing you to research a vehicle title.

Why would you want to? For owners, this lets you:
  • Examine a title before purchase to verify status, owner, mileage, etc.
  • Check to see if a bank has released your lien after you've paid off your loan
  • Check a title status before requesting a non-printed title (etitle) be printed.

For lenders, this lets you:
  • Verify title status and vehicle details prior to authorizing a loan amount.
  • Verify that all existing liens are expected.
  • Confirm that your lien has been successfully placed.
  • Check that a printed title was issued to you.

Florida's Vehicle Information Check is here: https://www6.hsmv.state.fl.us/rrdmvcheck/mvcheckinq

Ohio's Online Vehicle/Watercraft Title Inquiry is here: https://www.dps.state.oh.us/atps/

DDI's application for lenders - Premier eTitleLien - works with these and other title check sources and integrates with the Electronic Lien process.