How do I search to see if there is a lien on a vehicle? 18 March 2022 18:13 Search for a lien on a vehicle using vehicle serial number. Related articles How do I search to see if there is a lien on a vehicle? What types of personal property can be searched in the registry? Should I search the serial number on a car if I am buying it privately? I didn’t do a lien search before purchasing a vehicle and now I have found out there is a lien on the vehicle. The secured party of the lien won’t remove it. What can I do? Can I search for a security interest (lien) in other jurisdictions through the Manitoba Registry?