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UCC/Lien User's Guide

[ Search for Liens ]

Search Criteria


To search for liens, fill in only the criteria you want to search on and click "Search for Liens." The index will select any liens found matching your criteria and download them from the Secretary of State's Office.

When entering your search criteria there are several things to keep in mind:

  1. "Less is more" - By entering less information you may be provided with more results. For example: By entering "Harv" in the last name field your results will include "Harvey", "Harve", "Harvest", "Harvesting" and "Harvesters".

  2. Punctuation - Avoid entering punctuation unless you know for certain exactly how it was used. For example: The Widget Company, Incorporated could be entered as a debtor in several ways? "The Widget Company", "The Widget Co.", "The Widget Company, Inc.", "The Widget Company Inc.", or The Widget Company Inc". Using punctuation in the search may cause certain variations to be excluded.

  3. Narrow your search - There are multiple ways to narrow your searches. Multiple fields may be entered simultaneously to find specific information. For example: A debtor last name may be coupled with a first name or a city name or a secured party name or a secured party city, or any combination of those options.

  4. Free Search - Take advantage of the free search option to find the best way to search to get the results you need. Once you have discovered the best search criteria for your results, use the premium search to access detailed information and images in one search rather than several.

  5. Checkboxes

    1. Match name exactly - This checkbox does exactly what it says. When checking this box, the search will match exactly what you have entered as search criteria. No extraneous information will be included in the search results.

    2. Show recently lapsed liens - When a UCC reaches its lapse date the status of the UCC changes from "Current" to "Lapsed-Inactive". Our office is required to keep "Lapsed-Inactive" filings searchable for 1 year. By checking this checkbox, those "Lapsed-Inactive" filings will be included in your search results.

  6. Lien numbers - Enter lien numbers without spaces or dashes.

    1. B 2010-1010101-0 should be entered as B201010101010

Your Search Results

  1. Search results are displayed with 20 results per page.

    1. Clicking on >> will advance you one page at a time.

    2. Clicking on >| will advance you to the last page of the results.

    3. Clicking on << will take you back one page.

    4. Clicking on |< will take you back to the first page of the results.

  2. Sorting Options - Search results may be sorted by clicking on one of the column names - "Liens", "Debtors", "Status."

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