• In Canada, lien information is publicly accessible through sources such as PPSA.ca (fees apply).
  • When you search for a lien, it could return details such as the lien holder's name, address, the company who financed the lien, etc.
  • When a lien is granted, the individual who signs the documentation is noting that it is public information, and they are acknowledging that the lien can be searched for.
  • It’s important to note that a lien is attached to the vehicle, not the individual.  So, when buying a used vehicle, it's important that buyers are aware of any outstanding liens so that they don’t get stuck with someone else’s debt.
  • If you find out there is a lien on a vehicle you intend to purchase, don’t worry. They are easy to clear before you take possession. We have instructions on our website that you can follow.
  • If you have any other questions on why certain details are being displayed in the lien information, we recommend you reach out to the secured party who financed the lien.