Our office can search the Province of Alberta for registered liens.
You should search the Personal Property Registry before buying personal property or accepting personal property as collateral for a loan. The search result will tell you if the personal property is subject to another registration, it also protects the rights of buyers and creditors.
For more information: http://www.servicealberta.ca/554.cfm
The most common searches performed will be searched by either: the serial number, the individual or business debtor name, or the registration number, but there are more ways to search. Doing a search of this nature WILL NOT indicate a stolen status. Please check with the RCMP regarding this topic.
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.
The most common registrations we register are security agreements, writ of enforcements, and garage keepers' liens, but there are many more. We can also make changes to liens once registered.
You must bring the appropriate completed forms to our office to have a lien registered.
For more information: http://www.servicealberta.ca/553.cfm
Vehicle Information Reports
A Vehicle Information Report (VIR) provides information about a vehicle’s registration history in Alberta. The report is produced using the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). A VIN is the unique serial number assigned to every vehicle by the manufacturer or the Insurance Bureau of Canada's assigned VIN program. An accurate and complete VIN must be provided to complete a VIR request.
The information contained in the VIR includes:
The date and time of the report
Vehicle description - year, make, model, style, colour, fuel type, odometer reading if available
Vehicle status - active, salvage, non-repairable, unsafe, rebuilt, etc.
Vehicle registration - date vehicle first entered on system, licence plate classification, registration history date and location (no personal information for any current or previous owner is shown, including licence plate numbers)
Lien information - provides the number of liens and other related instruments which are registered in the province of Alberta and associated with the serial number (detailed information, such as the secured party and the party to whom the money is owed, can be determined by purchasing a separate Personal Property lien search)
The VIR ONLY shows information from the Alberta Motor Vehicle System. It does not include any information from other provinces or countries where the vehicle may have been registered.