The term "personal property" is used to describe consumer goods such as cars, household and personal items, industrial or farming equipment or aircraft. Interests in personal property must be registered in the Personal Property Registry to avoid possible loss or legal conflicts. It is very important 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, a necessary step to protect your interest.
The Personal Property Registry provides on-line registration and search services to support the legislative requirements of the Personal Property Security Act and the enforcement of money judgments and other civil enforcement proceedings that form part of the Civil Enforcement Act.
All information that is stored in Alberta Personal Property Registry Electronic System (APPRES) is public. Forms, services and information about registrations and searches are also available at registry agent offices throughout Alberta.