Searches of the Personal Property Security Registration system will produce information concerning consumer and business loans where goods and other personal property are used as collateral to secure loans.
Individual Specific: If the middle initial is not included in the inquiry, only registrations where the name of the debtor with NO initial will be reported. For example, if the name being searched is WILLIAM SMITH 26 JUN 1952, registrations under the name WILLIAM J. SMITH 26 JUN 1952 will not be reported.
Individual Non-Specific: The search will include all registrations where the first given name and surname exactly match, including those where a middle initial and date of birth are included. If the name is common this report may include a high volume of results.
Business Debtor Search: The search will include all registrations against the exact business debtor name entered as well as names, in the opinion of the registrar, that are similar. If the name operates in both the English and French versions, a search should be considered on each variation to ensure all registrations are found. A Corporate search may be required to obtain the full legal name. Business or Trade names registered to a Corporation: if a Corporation has a registered operating or trade name a search on these name(s) should also be considered.
VIN (Serial) Number Search: The 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number is required for the search. The search results may include additional registrations which include VIN’s, in the opinion of the Registrar, that are similar to the one requested. If similar VIN’s are suspected, it is the responsibility of the enquirer to search against those VIN’s.