Happy Holidays From Riverbend Registry!

The team at Riverbend Registry wishes you and your loved ones a Happy Holidays and an abundant New Year! We want to thank you for your business and continued support. As an Edmonton-run company, we’re proud to support Alberta’s economy and serve our local community with all their registration and licensing needs. This time of year is busy with festivities, and it can be easy to forget registration renewal or overlook an expired license. The last thing you want is to get pulled over with an expired vehicle registration. With an increase in check stops knowing everyone will be buzzing…

Changes Are Coming For Driver Licensing in Alberta

To get your full Class 5 driver’s licence in Alberta, new drivers must go through the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program that was first introduced in Alberta in 2003. New drivers must hold a Class 7 licence (also referred to as a learner’s licence) and adhere to the following conditions: Must have a fully licensed person seated next to them while driving No driving between midnight and 5AM Have no drugs or alcohol in their system while driving Drivers can get a probationary Class 5 licence after a year with their learner’s licence, pass a basic road test, and meet…

Registering a Business in Edmonton? Here’s What You Need

You don’t need to be a large business in order to register as a corporation. Whether you operate a team of 50 or you have a small business with only one employee, you can complete a corporate registry and enjoy the benefits of being a registered business in Alberta. While there are differing provincial policies, corporate registration in Edmonton typically involves searching for and reserving a name, providing business information, and a fee. We go into more detail about the type of documents you need to register a business in Edmonton below. The benefits of registering a business By definition,…

Most Common Driver’s Road Test Mistakes to Avoid

You’ve passed the written test, received your Learner’s License, perhaps signed up for driving lessons, and put in hours of practice - you’re finally ready to book a road test in Edmonton! Completing and passing a road test is the final step in Alberta’s driver licensing process. Understandably, the days leading up to your driver’s road test can be a little nerve-racking. Of course, you want to do well and pass. By now, you likely have a good grasp of proper driving practices and road etiquette, and you might be reading this article to help prep for the day. While…

Personal Property Services In Edmonton

Did you know that security interests, liens, writs of enforcement, bankruptcy registrations, and other items that fall under personal property must be registered on the Personal Property Registry (PPR) System? The PPR database is used by financial institutions and creditors to obtain credit information on debtors. In some cases, it is also utilized by the government for evidence that can support the seizure and enforced restrictions on personal property.  Property services in Edmonton allow residents to identify whether that property is subject to another registration before buying or accepting it. For example, you can search whether there is a lien…

Where To Find Trade Name Registration Services In Edmonton

If you own a business in Alberta, it will need to be registered and legal - regardless of how small your business is. There are 4 types of business names registered under the Partnership Act: a sole proprietorship (trade name), partnership, limited partnership, and limited liability partnership. In this article, we focus on registering a trade name and what you need to know about trade name registration services in Edmonton. Why register a trade name? Also known as a sole proprietorship, a trade name is used when an individual operates a business under a name other than their own personal…

When And Where To Renew Your Vehicle Registration In Alberta

In Alberta, it’s illegal to drive an unregistered vehicle and can lead to a minimum fine of $230. The purpose of vehicle registration or registration renewal is to let the province know that you legally own the vehicle and for the province to track vehicles on the road. You’ll need to renew your registration before or on the date your current vehicle registration expires.  Quick facts about vehicle registration in Alberta Alberta does not send reminder letters - As of April 1, 2016, the Alberta government no longer sends registration renewal reminders. It can be easy to forget when your…

Land Title Services In Edmonton

The government of Alberta holds and maintains Land Titles records that are accessible to the public. Land titles have important information such as the current owner and outstanding registered interests in the land like builders’ liens, easements, and more.  At Riverbend Registry, if you’re the sole owner, tenancy-in-common, or have a joint tenancy, we can perform a land title search by legal land description, land identification number code (LINC), or street address. You’ll be given a copy of the land title for a reasonable fee which will be sent to you by regular mail. Our land title services include: Surface…

These Registration Services Are a Necessity for Alberta Business Owners

Are you a business owner? Or are you in the process of starting your own company? If so, then ensuring the legalities of your venture is paramount. This entails getting on top of such matters like land titles, insurance coverage, corporate registration and any other registry services that are pertinent to the smooth operations of your business. If this sounds like you, then we here at Riverbend Registry can help. We provide a plethora of registration services in Alberta to ensure your company is on the right side of the law. Keep reading to learn more about our services and…

Complete Vehicle Registration Services in Edmonton

Did you know that registering your car is legally required in Alberta? The penalty for driving an unregistered vehicle is a minimum fine of $230 - a much more costly fee than the registration itself. And the last thing you want to hear is “license and registration, please” if you’re ever pulled over for any reason while driving an unregistered car. The sole purpose of car registration is to pay a fee to the province you live in that allows the province to keep track of vehicles on the road. It acts as proof that you legally own the vehicle.…