Personal Property Registry: Lien Check

Lien Check is an online Internet service that allows users to search by serial number for liens on personal property that is a motor vehicle, trailer, mobile home, aircraft, boat or outboard motor. An ACOL Client Account (required for access to the Personal Property Registry System) is not required for access to Lien Check. This service can help protect consumers from purchasing personal property that may be subject to seizure.

Lien Check searches the Personal Property Registry (PPR) to identify registrations and their current details. You will specify a serial number such as the motor vehicle identification number. The Lien Check search will identify registrations exactly and closely matching your serial number and will produce a Search Result Report.

Searches are conducted using the serial number and the territory or province where the item is located. The service is available in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador. Search fees vary by jurisdiction, but in Nunavut, the fee is $5.00 per search, paid by credit card on-line.