How Do I Request a Lien Search?

There are a couple of ways you can request a lien search:

  1. Online
  2. By calling toll-free within Canada and the U.S. at 1-866-989-6370

Before buying a used vehicle, or accepting the item as collateral, we recommend that you get a lien search along with your vehicle history report.

A lien (also known as debtor) search request searches Alberta’s Personal Property Registry Information System database for liens or encumbrances that have been 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 only on personal property outside of Alberta, contact the jurisdiction directly. For additional vehicle history information from all provinces in regards to registration claims, import data, and liens, a CarProof Verified search is also available through AMA.


There is 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.), or bring your completed form to your nearest AMA centre.