Alberta Personal Property
The Personal Property Registry, together with the Land Titles Offices form the Property Registration Branch of the Alberta Government’s Municipal Affairs / Registries Department. The PPR registry provides registration and searches for interests in personal property. It is created under Part 4 of the Personal Property Security Act.
Why Register An Interest?
Certain interests in personal property must be registered in the Personal Property Registry (P.P.R.) to avoid possible loss or subordination of the interest to another person. This would give that other person a better legal right to the property. Registration also enables a person to discover the existence of your interest to prevent unnecessary legal conflicts.
Note: It is very important to keep in mind that registration in the Personal Property Registry does not guarantee priority over all other interests. It is, however, a necessary step to protect you.
What Can You Register?
The interests that can be registered are:
What Are Examples of Collateral or Personal Property Interests That Can Be Registered?
1. Serial Numbered Collateral:
2. General Collateral:
For Additional Information
The Alberta Government Services web pages contain excellent information about requirements and further details for Personal Property Registry.
What You Need to Request an Alberta Lien Search
The vehicle identification number (for vehicle lien searches)
What to Know About Alberta Lien Searches
A lien/debtor search request searches 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.
A Lien Search only provides information on liens registered in Alberta. To search for liens only on personal property outside of Alberta, contact the jurisdiction directly or contact us for an out of province Lien Search (a fee is charged). For additional vehicle history information from all provinces in regards to registration claims, import data, and liens, a Carfax Reports are available.
Before purchasing a used vehicle, or accepting the item as collateral, we recommend that you obtain a lien search and a vehicle history report.
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