Online Lien, Debtor and Corporate Search
New! Online Searches with Instant Results
We are pleased to now offer the convenience of ONLINE Alberta Corporate and Personal Property Searches.
We are happy to serve you in our office or by phone (403) 272-5513 or fax (403) 272-7037. Visit our Forms page to download and fill out a request form to fax or email to us, or to fill out before you visit our office.
If you are a business or if you deal with large volumes of searches, please contact our Accounts team at (403) 272-6710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corporate Name Search
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.
An online corporate name search provides current information on various types of entities, such as how long the organization has been in operation, its current status (active, start, dissolved, orstruck) address, directors, shareholders, and declarants. All that we will require is the legal name of the company or Corporate Access Number. Start your Corporate Name Search Online Now.
Lien Checks and Debtor Searches
The Alberta Personal Property Registry can be searched through a service provider such as Registries Plus. You can now do some searches online as well, for a fee. Start your Property Search Online Now.
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.
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.