Register a security interest or search for a lien on Access Now

Access Now provides online access to the personal property security registration system in Ontario.

Create a web account to:

  • file a new registration
  • change, renew or discharge an existing registration
  • make enquiries payable from your existing deposit account

New users: create a web account on Access Now

Returning users: log in to Access Now

You can also search to see if a lien is registered on Access Now. To conduct enquiries payable by a major credit card, you do not need a web account.

What you need to know

Access Now does not provide information concerning real property such as real estate, land, realty or immovable property. If you are trying to search for or register this type of information visit Land Registration Information.

Access Now allows you to register a notice of security interest (also called a lien) on personal property (e.g. cars, boats, furniture):

  • that has been used as collateral to obtain a loan or
  • that is being repaired or stored

You can also use Access Now to find out if a lien has been filed in the Personal Property Security Registration (PPSR) system in Ontario. Before buying a used car or other used goods, you should do a search on Access Now to protect yourself financially.

For example, a search could tell you whether a used car you are about to buy has an outstanding lien. When the car is sold to you, the seller passes the responsibility of the lien to you. This means that the lien claimant now has a right to the car or the amount owed from you.

Note: Please be advised that while registering or searching within Access Now, you must follow the step-by-step online instruction screens to ensure correct results. Skipping steps may result in bypassing critical validations or edit functions. ServiceOntario is not liable for any incorrect results obtained under these conditions.

How do I

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Registration and lien search services)
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Lien searches only)

Cost

Registrations

For a new registration or renewal of a financing statement or financing change statement under the Personal Property Security Act:

  • 1 to 25 years: $8 per year
  • a perpetual period: $500
  • amendments and other changes: $12
  • renewals: $8 per year
  • discharges: $0

New registration or renewal of a claim for a lien or change statement under the Repair and Storage Liens Act:

  • 1 to 3 years: $8 per year:
  • amendments and other changes: $12
  • renewals: $8 per year
  • discharges: $0

Searches

  • online  response: $8
  • certificate response: $8
  • production (retrieval) and copy of a central office statement: $14
  • certified copy of a Financing statement (fee includes production and copying): $15

Corporation Securities Registration Act Registration

  • inspection of a document registered under the CSRA: $12
  • copy of a document registered under the Corporation Securities Registration Act: $1 per page ($12 minimum fee)
  • certification of a copy of a document registered under the Corporation Securities Registration Act: $23

Note: ServiceOntario is required to charge a fee of $35 for all cheques returned by the bank as not-negotiable.

Payment methods

VISA, MasterCard, American Express, prepaid deposit account

Additional information

Updated: April 11, 2014