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    Prince Edward Island

The Prince Edward Island 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 Prince Edward Island PPR and all other ACOL PPRS jurisdictions.

If you do not have an account, you have two 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.

Computer workstations with access to the Lien Check Service and for login with your ACOL account are located at this court house registry:

Sir Louis Henry Davies Law Courts Building
42 Water Street
Charlottetown, PEI

Registry staff are available for assistance and support, but are prohibited by legislation from entering or searching information in the system on behalf of the client.

For assistance and support when using these terminals, contact the ACOL Client Support Centre.

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 Prince Edward Island PPR:
Department of Justice and Public Safety
Legal and Court Services
Government PPR website:Prince Edward Island government PPR website
Contact information:Department of Justice and Public Safety contact page
PPR Product Description:Prince Edward Island 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 Prince Edward Island Personal Property Security Act, S.P.E.I. 1997, Cap. 33, was passed in the Legislative Assembly and given royal assent in May 1997. Subsequently, an Act to Amend the Personal Property Security Act, Cap. 67, was assented to December 24, 1997. The Act became effective on April 27, 1998.

The links below will take you to copies of the Act and Regulations on the Prince Edward Island website:

Amended Acts

  • Evidence Act
  • Factors Act
  • Family Law Act
  • Garage Keepers' Lien Act
  • Interpretation Act
  • Judgment and Execution Act
  • Registry Act
  • Sale of Goods Act
  • Statute of Limitations
  • Tourism Industry Act
  • Warehousemen's Lien Act

Repealed Acts

  • Assignment of Book Debts Act
  • Bills of Sale Act
  • Bulk Sales Act
  • Conditional Sales Act
  • Corporation Securities Registration Act
  • Personal Property Security Act 1990 Cap. 42
  • Potato Crop Mortgage Act (1988)


To order the printed official final version of the Personal Property Security Act and its Amendments, contact:

Island Information Service
P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE  C1A 7N8

11 Kent Street
Basement, Jones Building
Charlottetown, PE

phone 902-368-4000
fax 902-368-5544
e-mail island@gov.pe.ca

Transition Period

The Prince Edward Island transition period ended 26 April 2001. The deemed perfection of security interests created under prior security law expired as of 26 April 2001 unless they had been continued via a registration of a PPSA Financing Statement.

The following fees are specified in detail in Regulations (Part VIII) made pursuant to the Personal Property Security Act.

Registrations1 - 25 yearsinitial fee$26.00
plus for each year of the period$9.00 per year
Renew a registration1 - 25 yearseach year of the period$7.00
Discharge a registration$10.00
Re-register a registration under subsection 35(6) PPSANo fee
Amend a registration$10.00
Effect a global change of multiple registrations$500.00
Search the registry$10.00 per search

Effective date: 1 July 2016

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.

Prince Edward Island PPR Information GuideA three-page introduction to the service suitable for printing.
PEI PPR Newsletter 1 - Jan 1998First of three newsletters published in 1998 by Prince Edward Island when enacting the Personal Property Security Act and becoming available via ACOL PPRS.
PEI PPR Newsletter 2 - Feb 1998Second of three newsletters.
PEI PPR Newsletter 3 - Mar 1998Third of three newsletters.
Atlantic Personal Property Newsletter - Oct 2001A newsletter jointly published by the four Atlantic Provinces in 2001 including additional guidance and suggestions for ACOL PPRS users.
Prince Edward Island 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 descriptionPrince Edward Island Registry of Deeds
Motor Vehicle Registry descriptionPrince Edward Island Registry of Motor Vehicles
Corporate Registry descriptionPrince Edward Island Corporate Registry


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.