Searching Notices

If you want to search for notices that identify a particular chargor or that include a particular serial number, or if you want to find a notice by its registration number, you may select the Search option either from the Welcome screen without logging in or from the Home Page while you are logged in. However, if you want a certified search report of your search, you must be logged in and select it from the Home Page, because there is a fee for a certified search report. After you select the Search option, the search screen will open.

Whether or not you are logged in, the search screen includes tabs for the different types of search criteria from which you may select.

  • If you know the registration number of the initial notice, select the registration Number tab, enter the registration number in the displayed registration number field and click the Submit button.
  • If you are searching for notices that name a particular chargor, click the chargor tab. In the chargor tab, select the type of chargor on which you want to search.
    • If the chargor is a company or organization, enter its Tax Identification Number exactly as it appears on its organizational document in the displayed field, and click the Submit button.
    • If the chargor is a citizen, enter his or her Identification number exactly as it appears on their government issued identification.
    • If the chargor is a foreigner, enter his or her passport number exactly as it appears on their government issued passport.
  • If you are searching for notices that include a particular serial number in the collateral description, click the Serial Number tab. Enter the serial number in the displayed field and click the Submit button.

When the search is submitted, the system will identify all matching notices and display all information for each notice in registration number sequence, with all change notices for each initial notice following the initial notice to which they are related.

If you are logged in, the search screen will permit you to request the results to be certified. If you request a certified search report, the results of the search will include certification language and facsimile signature of the authorized official in the DAB. It will also include a unique number for the certified search report that can be used to retrieve the report from the Registry of Securing Charges on Moveable Property database if needed later. The certified search report is an official record of the Collateral Registry, and you can use the printed report as evidence of the state of the record on the date of the certified report. If a court should refuse to recognize the certified report, you may request an originally signed certificate of authenticity from the Registry of Securing Charges on Moveable Property representative in the DAB by providing the number of the certified search report.