Protect your legal rights by registering your interests with the Personal Property Registry and ensuring that any land or property you purchase is not encumbered with outstanding liens. We offer fast Alberta and out-of-province lien searches and land title searches (click on the image to the right) so that property you purchase does not involve you in legal disputes. Visit our office before you buy!
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.
We provide land information services regarding the custody of all original and titles and source documents. This includes land title searches and historical searches.
All land title information and documents held by the Alberta Land Titles office are public information. We have access to search the Alberta Land Titles vast database by legal description of the land.
If you only have a street address, we can generally convert it to a legal description while you wait.
AVAILABLE ALBERTA LAND TITLE SEARCHES
Currently, the submission of documents for Alberta Land Titles registration (i.e. transfers, mortgages and other encumbrances) is a manual process with the Alberta Government. Documents must be submitted directly to one of two Alberta Land Titles Offices: John E. Brownlee building in Edmonton, or the Service Alberta building in Calgary.