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Personal Property Registry System
January 20, 2015
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Toll-free: 1-800-663-6102 Fax: 250-952-6115
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BC OnLine Partnership Office E415, 4000 Seymour Place Victoria, BC V8X 4S8 Table of Contents Typographic Conventions
The Main Menu
Searching for Records in the PPR
Exact Matches and Similar Matches
Exact Matches Only
Search Request Screen
Choosing from the Selection List Screen
Search Result Screen
Exit from Searching
Registering Records in the PPR
PPR Registration Overview
Special Terms Used in Registration
Draft a Financing Statement
Update a Draft Financing Statement
Verify/Register a Draft Financing Statement
Making Entries Agree
Bypass Verification and Register a Document
Exit from Registration
Changing Records in the PPR
Display Draft Documents
Release a Debtor
Transfer a Debtor
Register a Partial Discharge
Transfer a Secured Party
Amending Records in the PPR
Draft an Amendment/Court Order
After Completing a Draft Amendment/Court Order
Renewing Records in the PPR
Discharging Records in the PPR
Product Delivery Options
Typographic conventions are used with the following meanings:
Screen names and field names are capitalized. For example:
In the Transaction screen, move to the Search field.
Buttons and other “clickable” items appear in bold. For example:
Required input (that you enter exactly as shown) appears in Courier font. For example:
Type: BC OnLine
Variable input (that you provide) appears in italic Courier font. For example:
Type your Password
System messages (and other screen output) appear in bold Courier font. For example:
PASSWORD CHANGE COMPLETED
Tips, Notes, Important Notes, Cautions, and Warnings appear as shown below:
Tip A way to make your work easier.
Note Further information about the current subject.
Important An emphatic note about the current subject.
Caution An important point that could prevent an inconvenience.
Warning An important point that could prevent a financial loss, or loss of data.
Typographic Conventions 1 Folio Tag The Folio Tag is a 15-character field on each BC OnLine search screen. You can enter a name, number, or alphanumeric to “tag” each search you do. This tag will be printed on your BC OnLine statement. If you pass the cost of BC OnLine searches to your clients, or if your firm has multiple cost centres using the same BC OnLine account, this may help you with your office accounting.
There is no charge for using the Folio Tag. If you don’t use it, the folio field on the statement will be blank.
To use the Folio tag, click the Folio field in the upper left-hand corner of the search screen, before you start a search. Type any combination of numbers or letters (up to 15).
When you do multiple transactions using the same folio tag, your statement will group these under each tag you used.
Note The Folio field will hold the tag you type there until you either change it or delete it.
The field does not clear after every search. You must type over the previous folio tag or use the space bar to blank it out each time you begin doing work for a different client. The Folio field is always blank each time you sign on to BC OnLine.
If you don’t need to use folio tags, just leave the Folio field blank.
Folio Tag 2 PPR Overview The Personal Property Registry (PPR) is a database of records which show charges such as liens, security interests, and encumbrances filed against personal property. The PPR
system allows you to perform various electronic transactions on the database. You can:
Search the database for records, using prescribed serial-numbered goods or debtors as search criteria.
Register charges against personal property and debtors (adding new records to the database).
Change information in a record (add, change, or remove collateral, debtors, or secured parties).
Amend information in a record (correct errors or register court-ordered changes).
Renew charges against personal property and debtors (extending the length of the registration).
Register records of discharge for charges against personal property and debtors (removing records from the database).
System Messages The Registry system uses three types of messages to prompt you.
Messages that indicate how you should proceed at a particular screen (e.g., PRESS APPROPRIATE KEY).
Messages that confirm that you have successfully processed a particular transaction (e.g., UPDATE CONFIRMED).
Messages that indicate when you have made an error (e.g., DATE OF SURRENDER MUST BE BLANK).
If you neglect to fill in a mandatory field, or if you click the Submit button too soon, the system displays a flashing red exclamation mark (!) to the left of the appropriate field and displays a message explaining the error. Type in the correct data and click Submit again.
If you get a message that indicates that you have made an error processing a transaction, follow the instructions in the message to correct the error.
PPR Overview 3 Getting Help If you have any questions regarding registration or search requirements, contact the help
lines at the PPR:
Registration Questions 250-387-7848 (Victoria) 1-877-526-1526 (North America toll-free) 250-387-3055 (Victoria Fax) BC OnLine Help Desk If you get a message that indicates a system problem, or if you get a message that you do
not understand, contact the BC OnLine Help Desk:
Toll-free: 1-800-663-6102 Fax: 250-952-6115 PPR Overview 4 The Main Menu When you enter the Personal Property Registry, the first screen you will see is the Main Menu.
Check the System News message each time you sign on -- important messages regarding the PPR system will appear here.
The Main Menu contains these options:
Search Request (see Searching for Records in the PPR on page 6).
Limited Search Request (see Limited Searches on page 14).
Registration (see Registering Records in the PPR on page 15).
Other Changes (see Changing Records in the PPR on page 38 or Amending Records in the PPR on page 55).
Renewal (see Renewing Records in the PPR on page 66).
Discharge (see Discharging Records in the PPR on page 69).
Select one of these options, then click Submit.
The Main Menu 5 Searching for Records in the PPR
Searching for records in the PPR is a three-part process:
1. Specify your search criteria in the Search Request screen.
2. Review any similar matches in the Search Selection List and select the ones you want to include in the search results.
3. Display the search results in the Search Result screen and/or print the search results (see Product Delivery Options on page 71).
In the Personal Property Registry, you are charged one statutory search fee each time you perform a search, regardless of the number of records you find. If your search finds multiple records, you can choose to display and/or print all of them for the one search fee if you wish. If your search finds no records (a “Nil Search”) the search fee is the same.
Your search may reveal one or more exact matches to the search criteria you specify, and may also reveal “similar matches” that are close to your search criteria. You should review all similar matches carefully, and select any records you feel might relate to your search criteria to display and/or print.
Exact Matches and Similar Matches Serial Number, Individual Debtor, Business Debtor, and Aircraft DOT searches are designed to search the database for both exact matches and similar matches. Any exact matches will be automatically pre-selected for you.
If a search finds no exact matches but does find some similar matches, and if the searching party does not select any of the similar matches for display or printing, this message will
appear on the printed search results:
No registered liens or encumbrances have been found on file that match EXACTLY to the search criteria listed above and no similar matches to the criteria have been selected by the searching party.
Exact Matches Only Document Registration Number searches and Manufactured Home Registration Number searches are designed to search the database for an exact match only. If a search finds no
exact match, this message will appear on the printed search results:
No registered liens or encumbrances have been found on file that match EXACTLY to the search criteria listed above.
Nil Search If a search finds no exact matches and no similar matches (a “Nil Search”) this message
will appear on the printed search results:
No registered liens or encumbrances have been found on file that match to the search criteria listed above.
Searching for Records in the PPR 6 Search Request Screen When you select Search in the PPR Main Menu, you will see the Search Request screen.
The Local Print Limit field lets you set a limit to the number of pages that will be printed on your local printer. If your search results go over this limit, the last printed page will contain the message THIS SEARCH RESULT IS TOO LENGTHY FOR LOCAL PRINTING. The entire search will then be re-printed at the PPR and mailed to the BC OnLine account address shown at the bottom of the screen. Large search results are mailed the following business day.
The Search Request screen provides six ways to search. Click the input field you want, then key in your search criteria and click Search. You will be charged a statutory search fee when you click Search.
Tip Use only one search method at a time. Always type numbers as numbers and letters as letters. For example, do not use the letter “O” for the number 0 (zero) or the letter “l” for the number 1.
Searching for Records in the PPR 7 Instructions Serial Number Type a serial number (up to 25 characters) and click Search. If the serial number is longer than 25 characters, type the last 25 characters. A lien on an inboard motor will be registered as part of the boat, so you should do two searches: one by the boat's DOT number (e.g., 10K12345) and another by the boat owner's name. A lien on an outboard motor on a boat will have a lien filed separately on the motor's serial number. Click Search to go to the Serial Number Search Selection List screen. The system will pre-select any serial numbers that match the search criteria exactly, and will display serial numbers that are similar to the search criteria.
Tip To search for an aircraft that is not registered in Canada, or to search for an aircraft serial number that has a type of AF, use the Serial Number field. To search for an aircraft that is registered in Canada, use the Aircraft Airframe DOT Number search field further down the screen instead.
Individual Debtor Name Type the individual debtor's last name, first given name, and second given name. Click Search to go to the Individual Debtor Search Selection List screen. The system will list any names that match the search criteria exactly, and also names that are similar to the search criteria.
Tip Make sure to key in the complete debtor name (second name optional if not known).
Business Debtor Name Type the business debtor's full and complete name. Click Search to go to the Business Debtor Search Selection List screen. The system will list any names that match the search criteria exactly, and also names that are similar to the search criteria.
Tip In rare cases, you might not be able to find a business if it has an unusually long name. To solve this problem, try searching again using only the first part of the name. For example, if you can't find Western Pickle Fork Sharpening and Straightening Services Ltd., you might try searching for Western Pickle Fork.
Searching for Records in the PPR 8 Other Searches Manufactured Home Registration Number Type a Manufactured Home Registration number (up to seven characters).
This is the number the Manufactured Home Registry assigns to a manufactured home.
Click Search to go to the Search Results screen.
Tip If a manufactured home does not have a MHR number (i.e., it is not registered with the Manufactured Home Registry) try searching using the manufactured home’s serial number.
Registration Number of Document/Statement Type a PPR Document Registration number (up to seven characters). This is the number the Personal Property Registry assigns the record when it is entered into the system. Click Search to go to the Search Results screen.