Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Maryland implementing ELT program

On April 3, 2013 the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to "to facilitate the exchange of lien information between the MVA and lien holders while reducing the cost to the MVA."  This was the first step toward developing an ELT program for the state.

The Electronic Lien Services (ELS) program, as it is being called in Maryland, is scheduled for September 1, 2013.  DDI's expectation is that this would be the point at which we begin interfacing with Maryland MVA and that lenders would be able to enroll in the program later in 2013 or early 2014.

The Maryland ELS program specifications are not yet published, but it looks like this will be a full-featured Electronic Lien and Title program, including lien notifications, releases, title correction notices, etc. There is also some indication that an electronic vehicle record inquiry (title inquiry) may be part of the ELT program. Maryland does not plan to require participation in ELS at this time.

For more information, visit our Maryland ELT site. As soon as it is available, we'll post enrollment information for lenders on

Image above is Route 70 at Turf Valley Road in Maryland by Maryland Motorcyclist Best Roads.