Interests in 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
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:
This determines if there are any registrations for a specific individual debtor name.
This determines if there are any registrations for a specific business debtor name.
This determines if there are any registrations for specific serial number goods.
This determines the status of a specific Personal Property Registry registration number.
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.
This determines all the registrations for a specific organization.
This determines when a registration expired or was discharged.
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.
Use the full legal business name of the debtor. Only one business debtor name may be
searched per search request.
Use the entire serial number of the serial number goods, definition of serial number
goods is in section 1(s) of 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.
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.
Use the full legal name of the debtors, either individual and/or business names. Multiple
and alias individual and/or business names may be searched per search request.
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.