The personal property registry provides online registration and search services to support the legislative requirements of the Personal Property Security Act. Personal property also supports the enforcement of money judgements and other civil enforcement proceedings that form part of the Civil Enforcement Act. All information stored in the Personal Property Registration System is public information. Forms services and information about registrations and searches are available at our office.
The term personal property is used to describe consumer goods such as cars, household and personal items, industrial equipment, farming equipment, or aircraft. It includes all property (other than land) and goods, chattel paper, a security, a document of a title, an instrument, money or intangible.
Specific interests in personal property must be registered in the Personal Property Registry to avoid possible loss of that interest to another person, such as a bank loan or financing a vehicle through a dealership. This registration would give the other person a better legal right to that property. Registration also enables the other person to discover the existence of your interest to prevent unnecessary legal conflicts. It is essential 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, necessary to protect your interest.