PPRS is used primarily by businesses like banks, lenders, lawyers, and companies involved in financing, buying, and selling goods. Some of these business are value-added service providers who use PPRS on behalf of other businesses and individuals.
PPRS is also used by individuals. Most often, individuals who use PPRS are considering buying personal property such as a car or mobile home -- they want to check to see if there are any registered interests that could cause problems later. Individuals might also use the PPRS in order to inquire about registrations pertaining to themselves. In some jurisdictions, individuals might need to register in the personal property, for example, in order to register a notice of judgment or writ of execution.