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Verifying a search performed by someone else

You can use the search number on the search certificate to retrieve the original search results.  This allows you to:

  • view the results online
  • issue another copy of the search certificate
  • cross check information.

There is no fee to retrieve the existing results. 

It is important to remember that you will receive the same information as when the search was first conducted.  

If it was a motor vehicle search, and included information from the National Exchange of Vehicle and Driver Information Service (NEVDIS), you will only see the NEVDIS information from the time of the search on the copy of the search certificate.

It is best to search the PPSR immediately before you buy to make sure you have the most up to date information.

To find out how to retrieve a search result go to Retrieve search result.