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     Northwest Territories

The Northwest Territories Personal Property Registry (PPR) provides access to register and search personal property security notices.

If you want full access to PPRS you will need to sign up for an ACOL client account. An account will provide you with one or more user IDs and passwords in order to login to PPRS. You can use an account to access the Northwest Territories PPR and all other ACOL PPRS jurisdictions.

If you do not have an account, you have three options:

  1. Use the Lien Check Service. Lien Check supports serial number searching only and requires a valid credit card.
  2. Pay a value-added service provider to access the PPR for you: find a value-added service provider to help you.
  3. Go to the Department of Justice Legal Registries office.  Click here for more information.

Note: For public access terminal located at the Legal Registries office in Yellowknife, registry staff are available for assistance and searches, but they will not enter information in the system on behalf of the client.

For all matters pertaining to ACOL PPRS please contact the Client Support Centre (CSC).  When required, CSC staff will refer your questions or concerns to an appropriate government contact person.

Government department or agency responsible for Northwest Territories PPR:Department of Justice
Legal Registries Division
Government PPR website:Northwest Territories government PPR website
Contact information:Northwest Territories government PPR website (see office location, hours and telephone numbers at the bottom of the page)
PPR Product Description:Northwest Territories PPR Product Description

The PPR Product Description is included by reference within the Terms and Conditions for access to ACOL PPRS. In addition to formally describing the service, it includes sections on Access Conditions, Limitation, Indemnity and Disclaimer.


The Northwest Territories Personal Property Security Act became effective 6 April 2001. The links below will take you to copies of the Act and Regulations on the Government of the Northwest Territories website:

Repealed Acts

  • Assignment of Book Debts Act
  • Bills of Sale Act
  • Conditional Sales Act
  • Corporation Securities Registration Act
  • Document Registry Act

The following fees are specified in detail in Part 13 of the Personal Property Security Regulations.




Registration of a financing statement

1 - 25 years

initial fee


plus for each year of the period

$9.00 per year



Renew a registration of a financing statement

1 - 25 years

initial fee


plus for each year of the period

$9.00 per year



Register or renew any other registration


Discharge a registration

No fee

Re-register a registration under subsection 35(7) of the Act


Amend a registration


Effect a global change of multiple registrations


Search the registry

$10.00 per search

 Effective date: 1 December 2019


For all PPRS-related news go to the PPRS News page.

For client application and account management forms go to ACOL PPRS Information Kit files.

Northwest Territories PPR Information GuideA three-page introduction to the service suitable for printing.
NT & NU PPR Newsletter - Feb 2001First of three newsletters published in 2001 by Northwest Territories and Nunavut when enacting the Personal Property Security Act and becoming available via ACOL PPRS.
NT & NU PPR Newsletter - Mar 2001Second of three newsletters.
NT & NU PPR Newsletter - May 2001Third of three newsletters.
Northwest Territories government PPR websiteGovernment website that may contain additional news and information.
Understanding your Lien Check Search Result ReportA two-page description to help you better understand your Lien Check search result report.

People registering or searching in the Personal Property Registry may also have need to access one of the following other property-related registries.

General Description of the Registry

Registry Link (opens in a new tab)

Land Registry descriptionNorthwest Territories Land Titles Office
Motor Vehicle Registry descriptionNorthwest Territories Department of Motor Vehicles
Corporate Registry descriptionNorthwest Territories Corporate Registries


Land Registry description


Motor Vehicle Registry description


Corporate Registry description



Take a look at the statistics for PPRS, including:

  • active registrations on the stated date
  • registration and search transaction volumes
  • number of registrations by collateral type
  • percentage of new registrations containing at least one of the listed registration elements

The fiscal year runs from April 1st to March 31st.