Lien Checks, Debtor Searches and Corporate Name Searches

New! Online Searches with Instant Results

You can now do online lien, debtor and corporate searches. If you prefer service at the counter or if you wish to take advantage of our volume pricing for accounts, please visit us in office or call us at (403) 272-5513.

Online Property Search

Lien Search (Serial Number Search)

A lien search determines if there are any registrations for specific serial numbered goods. It’s always a good idea to do a lien search before you purchase or accept as collateral any property of significant value. You wouldn’t want to be out of pocket thousands of dollars (or worse, owe the bank) for property which another party has a prior lien registered against.

In order to search for liens against property, you will need the serial number/VIN. You can search for liens against aircraft, boat, mobile homes, motor vehicles, outboard motors for a boat, off-road vehicles and trailers.

TIP: Use the entire serial number as defined by the Personal Property Security Regulation. Do not include in 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.

The Alberta Personal Property Registry Electronic System (APPRES) does not record the amount owing/involved for some registrations. Persons requesting searches should contact the secured party or creditor for more information.

All information registered on APPRES will have a status of “current” or “deleted”. It is very important to check the status of information being provided on a search result.

Debtor Search

You may wish to do a search on an Individual or Business before entering into business, lending money to, or doing services on credit for an individual or business.

An Individual Debtor Search determines if there are any registrations for a specific individual debtor name. 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.

A Business Debtor Search determines if there are any registrations for a specific business debtor name. Use the full legal business name of the debtor. Only one business debtor name may be searched per search request.

All information in the Alberta Personal Property Registry is public domain information. We can search Alberta’s Personal Property Registry Information System database for liens or encumbrances that have been registered in Alberta against a vehicle, personal property, individual, or business.

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Online Corporate Search

Corporate Name Search

An online corporate name search provides current information on various types of entities, such as incorporated companies, non-profit organizations, trade names, and partnerships. Some of the information which will appear in a corporate search includes:

  • how long the organization has been in operation
  • its current status (active, start, dissolved, or struck)
  • registered address
  • names and addresses of directors and shareholders
  • names and addresses of declarants (in the case of a Trade Name, Sole Proprietorship or Partnership)

Required Information: In order to do a corporate name search, you will need the legal name of the company or Corporate Access Number

Alberta’s Corporate Registry is a centralized storehouse of corporate information for currently and formerly registered Alberta corporations, registered extra-provincial corporations, partnerships and trade names (business names), and non profit organizations.

This information is public information and is available to anyone upon request.

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