The Personal Property Registry (PPR) provides online registration and search services to support the legislative requirements of the Personal Property Security Act and the enforcement of money judgments and other civil enforcement proceedings that form part of the Civil Enforcement Act. Interests in the personal property must be registered in the Personal Property Registry to avoid possible loss or legal conflicts. It is very important to keep in mind that registration of your interest in the Personal Property Registry does not guarantee priority over all other interests. It is, however, a necessary step to protect your interest.
All information that is stored in Alberta Personal Property Electronic System
(“APPRES”) is public.
We do lien searches and registrations across Canada. The fees vary with the Province or Territory.
Before buying personal property or accepting personal property as collateral for a loan, it is wise to do a search to see if the personal property is subject to another registration.
When purchasing a previously owned vehicle, in addition to a Personal Property Registry search, we can provide a Vehicle Information Report. (see Motor Vehicle Section)
To ensure complete and accurate search results, make sure you provide us with the correct search information. ie; Serial number, person’s names, etc.
Types of Searches:
- Individual Debtor Name Search: This determines if there are any registrations for a specific individual debtor name.
- Business Debtor Name Search: This determines if there are any registrations for a specific business debtor name.
- Serial Number Search: This determines if there are any registrations for specific serial number goods.
- Registration Number Search: This determines the status of a specific Personal Property Registry registration number.
- Distribution Seizure Search: This determines if there are any registrations for individual and/or business names that may participate in distribution proceeds. This type of search will determine if enforcement proceedings are viable.
- Business Secured Party Search: This determines all the registrations for a specific organization.
- Certificate of Expired or Discharged Registration Number Search: This determines when a registration expired or was discharged.
- Individual Debtor Search: Use the full legal name of the debtor, in the following format:Last name, First Name, Middle Name
Only one individual debtor name may be searched per search request.
- Business Debtor Search: Use the full legal business name of the debtor. Only one business debtor name may be searched per search request.
- Serial Number Search: Use the entire serial number of the serial number goods, a definition of serial number goods is in section 1(s) of the Personal Property Security Regulation. Do not include the serial number any hyphens, words, punctuation marks, or symbols that are not part of the actual serial number. Only one serial number may be searched per search request.
- Registration Number Search: Use the entire Personal Property registration number which consists of 11 to 15 digits i.e.:00021612379, the first six digits are the year, month, day. Only one registration number
may be searched per search request.
- Distribution Seizure Search: Use the full legal name of the debtors, either individual and/or business names. Multipleand alias individual and/or business names may be searched per search request.
- Business Secured Party Search: Use the party code assigned to your organization.Certificate of Expired or Discharged Registration Number Search
Use the registration number that has either expired or been discharged.