Alberta Vehicle Lien Filing

What is a Vehicle Lien?

Garage Keepers Lien, mostly referred to as a vehicle lien or equipment lien in Alberta. Vehicle liens are used when money is owed for the repair, maintenance, or storage of a motor vehicle or farm vehicle, which also includes parts supplied for that vehicle. To define a farm vehicle or other equipment, the vehicle must be used in farming operations that is not a motor vehicle. A Motor vehicle means a vehicle propelled by any power other than muscular power, which also includes airplanes, but does not include vehicles that run on rails.

Vehicle Lien Filing Process

In Alberta you have 21 days after the day in which you’ve completed the repairs, supply parts, or released the motor vehicle or farm vehicle to the owner. You’re also not allowed to file a lien unless you’ve retained possession of the vehicle, or you have authorization signed off by the owner, or an authorized agent on an invoice, or statement of account for the services.

You will have 6 months to act upon your lien before it expires. This will give you the option of contacting a civil enforcement agency to seize the vehicle or equipment, you cannot personally carry out this action. There are certain circumstances when extensions can be made, and you should seek legal counsel regarding this.

Before you order - Please read!

It's very important you provide us with the correct information regarding the vehicle. Your Vehicle Lien will be completed as per the information you provide. If there is any error in information that causes your lien to become invalid or to become declined for registration, you will forfeit your package fee, and will have to order another package to re-file. We suggest you order our Vehicle Report prior to ordering your Quick File - Package, this option will be found before order checkout. If the search matches the information you've provided, we will deduct the cost of $40.00 CAD + GST from the package fee, and you will only need to pay $120.00 CAD + GST to complete your lien.

Quick File - Package
$160.00 CAD + GST
  • Completed Vehicle Lien
  • Proof of Lien
Extras - Per Item
  • Vehicle Report - $40.00 CAD + GST (*subject to deduction from package cost)
  • Lien Discharge Package - Contact for Pricing

*Items are priced per package or per unit. All GST is charged based on Alberta's rate at 5%. Our GST Number will be listed on your invoice.

*Your Vehicle Lien will be completed as per the information you provide. If there is any error in information that causes your lien to become invalid or to become declined for registration, you will forfeit your package fee, and will have to order another package to re-file. We suggest you order our Vehicle Report prior to ordering your Quick File - Package, this option will be found before order checkout. If the search matches the information you've provided, we will deduct the cost of $40.00 CAD + GST from the package fee, and you will only need to pay $120.00 CAD + GST to complete your lien.

*This package is only for vehicles registered within Alberta.

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