Liens and titles of vehicles, vessels and mobile homes stored in a database program versus on paper are considered electronic.
To make a lien on a title electronic, a lienholder files paperwork with their state DMV office just as it's been done for many years. The one variation is that now an identification number known as an "ELT ID Number" is included on the lien filing paperwork.
After receiving the paperwork, the DMV processes it by typing the vehicle info, customer info, and lienholder's ELT ID Number into their system.
The DMV system then securely sends all that information to USA ELT where it resides safely and securely.
Once the lien information is in the USA ELT system it can be managed. In a nutshell, this includes viewing the lien, releasing the lien, and requesting a printed copy of the title.