DDI had the privilege of meeting with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) today to discuss their plans to implement their new ELT program. Maryland announced their intention to implement an ELT program in April 2013 and issued an RFP looking for service providers. DDI received a contract to become a Maryland Electronic Lien Service Provider in April 2014.
The MD MVA outlined their plans for the first phase of the MD Electronic Lien Service program. Initially the ELT program will include the basic transactions, primarily: a notification of lien from the state and release lien and request for a printed title from the lender. Their expectation is to begin testing the first phase of the program with DDI in June 2014 and to begin processing regular ELT transactions with participating lenders in July 2014.
DDI is working with the Maryland MVA on additional details, including the enrollment processes for lenders to begin participating in the ELS program. DDI's ELT solution, Premier eTitleLien®, already incorporates a number of features for handling titles in Maryland, including generating forms and retrieving title record information.
Image above is a 30 foot tall crash dummy located in front of the Maryland MVA Glen Burnie offices.