UCC online filing and searches

Learn how to file financing statements and conduct Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) searches online.

Start an online filing or search

Should I use this option?

You should file and conduct searches online, if you:

  • File infrequently.
  • Are unsure if or how a name was filed.
  • Want to search by secured party name.
  • Don't know the file number.
  • Store data in a way that does not lend itself to output by XML (for example, you store paper or microfilm copies of the data).
  • Don't have a system to hold the data where it can be exported.

Benefits

  • Immediate filing. Since your electronic filing is processed when you submit it, wait time is eliminated and your filing position is assigned immediately.
  • Free and immediate search results. You can also order copies for a fee.
  • Automated payments. Fees are calculated automatically and you can pay with a credit card.
  • No postage.
  • No upfront investment. As long as you have access to the internet, there is no development cost.
  • No rejections. The site notifies you when you have not met the minimum filing requirements, and will not let you proceed until the information is provided.

Drawbacks

  • Data entry is required. If you input the information into your system, online filing requires you to enter the data a second time. However, this can be eliminated by using business-to-government filing.

Payment options

  • Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit card
  • Electronic funds transfer

Related information

Need additional help? Here's how to contact us:

call Phone: 360-664-6616
mail Email: ucc@dol.wa.gov
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