Personal Property Registry forms part of The Property Registry. The Personal Property Registry provides public notice of security interests (liens) in collateral (personal property) of debtors by secured parties. Secured parties are typically financial institutions such as banks or credit unions, but they can also be individuals. Similarly, debtors may also be businesses, companies or individuals.
By "personal property" we mean all movable goods and possessions, not land and buildings. The registry keeps records of all personal property registered as security for a loan, or collateral in Manitoba. Both consumers and money lenders can check for indebtedness or liens against personal property before buying it or accepting it as collateral.
Creditors register their financial interest in personal property that is pledged as collateral. For example, a bank lending you money to buy a car registers a notice in the registry that it has a lien on the car. This lien ensures payment of the bank's loan. A person wanting to buy a used car in a private sale can check the registry to see if a lien is recorded against the serial number.General Inquiries
Phone: (204) 945-2042
Fax: (204) 948-2492
Toll-free: 1 (888) 877-3067