California Electronic Lien and Title

The California Department of Motor Vehicles implemented the ELT system in 1989. Dealertrack Collateral Management Services (CMS) pioneered this effort in the state of California. California enrolls and makes changes to enrollment quarterly; there is a deadline associated with each submission date. For more information go to 2016 California ELT Program Quarterly Implementation Schedule and California Department of Motor Vehicles.


To join the California ELT program with Dealertrack Collateral Management Services, follow these simple steps:

  • Complete the CMS information form below to get started