Personal Property - Lien Search or Register an Interest in Property in Alberta
Register an Interest in Property in Alberta
At Registries Plus, we have many years of experience with registering liens, security agreements and writs of enforcement with the Alberta Personal Property Registry. Here are some of the services that our experienced registry staff can provide:
- security agreements
- writs of enforcement
- discharges and renewals
- distribution seizure
- garagekeeper’s liens
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.
If you or your company does search requests each month, please contact us to find out about setting up an account to benefit from volume pricing. We offer excellent service, fast turn-around time and convenient billing by monthly statement.