The lien search is done in the Personal Property Registry (PPR), a provincial government registry; ICBC governs ownership and insurance records, not liens. The PPR charges search fees, just like most other government registries (like the Land Title Office).alp said:why the fu*k should ICBC be charging for this service. If you can do it over the net it should be free. It helps the seller and ICBC. Just another idiot way to make a buck. The way ICBC employees work they should pay us the buck for waiting so long to get answers!