Requesting a lien search is easy, and can be done in one of two ways:
- By calling toll-free within Canada and the U.S. to 1-866-989-6370
Before buying a used vehicle, or accepting the item as collateral, we recommend you get a lien search along with your vehicle history report.
Also known as a debtor search, a lien search is conducted using Alberta’s Personal Property Registry Information System database to identify liens or encumbrances registered in Alberta against a vehicle, personal property, individual, or business.
A lien search only provides information on liens registered in Alberta. To search for liens on personal property outside Alberta, contact the jurisdiction directly. For additional vehicle history information from all provinces with regard to registration claims, import data and liens, a CarProof Verified search is available through AMA.
There's a fee of $16.75 (includes GST) for this service when the completed form is faxed to 1-855-333-6378 (within Canada and the U.S.). You can also bring your completed form to your nearest AMA centre.