Insurance Information and Enforcement System (IIES)

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IIES Online Services

New York State's Insurance Information & Enforcement System (IIES) was developed as a result of enactment of Chapter 678 of the laws of 1997 as amended by Chapter 509 of the laws of 1998. IIES significantly effects how transaction information about liability insurance policies is communicated between business partners (industry to DMV and DMV to industry).


IIES Program Information

No Insurance Activity
06/13/17No Insurance Activity (NIA) Reporting
For Hire
01/25/16New York State For-Hire Registrations
12 pages - Adobe Acrobat
Rented / Leased Vehicles
11/13/01New Reporting Guidelines: Rented & Leased Vehicles
EDI Transactions
05/14/13Bulletin Update - REP and REC Reporting Clarified
02/20/13EDI Transactions for Dealer/Transporter Registration Classes
08/21/08Dealer/Transporter Registration Error Code  U100/U105
10/04/07Transaction Overlap
03/24/06Change in Mandatory Verification Processing
05/09/01Simplified Mandatory Verification (MVF)
07/07/00Actual Effective Dates Needed
Training / Resource Materials
09/15/17Insurance Transaction Lookup - EDITS - Resource Guide
44 pages - Adobe Acrobat



Commissioner Regulations

Part 32Insurance Identification Cards
Part 34Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Reporting

Frequently Asked Questions

02/10/03Barcoded ID Card Software FAQs
12/23/99EDI Translation Software - Common Questions
12/03/99NYS DMV IIES Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Volume 3
09/27/99NYS DMV IIES Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Volume 2
09/14/99NYS DMV IIES Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Volume 1

Technical Information

Information on IIES technical specifications.  These Bulletins are in Adobe Acrobat® Reader  .pdf format.  If you experience problems downloading or printing .pdf documents, please see our Help section.

08/01/16Disposition & Error Code List (revised)
05/17/16Trading Partner Certification
05/04/09EDI Transactions Required For Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Companies Registered With Political Subdivision (PSD) Plates

In 2008, legislation was passed that allows volunteer fire and volunteer ambulance companies to receive PSD plates for certain vehicles. Previously, volunteer fire or ambulance companies were not entitled to PSD plates as they do not meet the definition of a political subdivision and are not entitled to the same exemptions under the NYS Vehicle & Traffic law as government entities. Although the legislation allows a volunteer fire company and volunteer ambulance company to be given PSD plates for certain vehicles, these companies are required to submit a valid Insurance ID Card when registering any vehicle. Light trailers registered to these companies with PSD plates are for commercial use and an Insurance ID Card and EDI transactions are required for these trailers.

All IIES EDI insurance transaction business filing rules apply to these vehicles.
09/13/06Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Reporting Implementation Guide (revised)
Version 1.3 - 143 pages - Adobe Acrobat
07/5/00Single MVF Mailbox Designation for Each NAIC Code
06/1/00Important Notice on NYS DMV VAN Mailboxes
1 page- Adobe Acrobat
02/09/00997 Functional Acknowledgment
38 pages - Adobe Acrobat
02/09/00EDI Transaction Sample Data
50 pages - Adobe Acrobat
12/23/99EDI Translation Software - Common Questions
09/14/99EDI Quick Reference Guide
7 pages - Adobe Acrobat

Bar Coded ID Cards

04/29/15Important Notice on Proof of Insurance in an Electronic Format
2/10/03Barcoded ID Card Software FAQs
08/18/00Bar Coded ID Cards - Q&A on Customized Solutions

Historical IIES Program Background

06/15/00IIES Start Update
3 pages - Adobe Acrobat
05/10/00Summary of Important IIES Dates
1 page - Adobe Acrobat
04/03/00Changes to the Development Schedule, 03/28/00
3 pages - Adobe Acrobat
02/18/00IIES One-Page Overview
1 page - Adobe Acrobat
01/25/00Official IIES Program Information
4 pages - Adobe Acrobat
11/19/99Final Request for IIES Contact  April 1, 1999 letter republished.
3 pages - Adobe Acrobat
08/16/99Changes to Development Schedule
2 pages - Adobe Acrobat
02/01/99Report to the Governor and Legislature
11 pages - Adobe Acrobat

General Information

Information related to IIES business processes.

10/19/12IIE Inquiry
07/08/08Changes to the New York State Driver Licenses and Non-Driver Identification Cards
4 pages - Adobe Acrobat


11/10/09Application for Certificate of Self-Insurance
7 pages - Adobe Acrobat
Sample of Application for Certificate of Self-Insurance
7 pages - Adobe Acrobat

Contact Information

This contact information is for our insurance industry business partners ONLY.

Questions can be submitted to us by e-mail at:


Insurance Services Information & Development (ISID)
NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
6 Empire State Plaza, Room 332A
Albany, NY 12228


Insurance Services Information & Development (ISID)
Technical Assistance 1-518-402-2130
FAX 1-518-402-2287

Insurance Industry Helpline
Status Check 1-518-402-2175
FAX 1-518-402-4913



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