UCC Filings Search – Every State

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UCC Records Search to Find Boat Liens

What is a UCC?

Commercial transactions are governed by laws and when all the 50 states adopt the same “uniform” law for commercial transactions, they are knows as Uniform Commercial Code. Essentially, the UCC is just a huge list of laws. But the aspect of the UCC we’ll be discussing—and what your business needs to know about—is Article 1: General Provisions, which dictates UCC-1 Filings, more commonly referred to as UCC filings.

Read about UCC-1 Statements (investopedia.com)

What Is a UCC Filing?

UCC filings or liens are legal forms that a creditor files to give notice that it has an interest in the personal or business property of a debtor. Essentially, UCC lien filings allow a lender to formally lay claim to collateral that a debtor pledges to secure their financing. The term is a part of a collection of rules established to regulate how commercial transactions work under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).

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StateLink to UCC filings Search page
Alabamahttp://www.sos.alabama.gov/vb/inquiry/inquiry.aspx?area=UCC
Alaskahttp://dnr.alaska.gov/ssd/recoff/ucc/search
Arizonahttps://apps.azsos.gov/apps/ucc/search/
Arkansashttps://www.sos.arkansas.gov/business-commercial-servi
Californiahttps://uccconnect.sos.ca.gov/acct/acct-login.asp
Coloradohttp://www.sos.state.co.us/cgi-forte/fortecgi?servic
Connecticuthttp://www.concord-sots.ct.gov/CONCORD/online?sn=Inquiry
Delawarehttp://www.corp.delaware.gov/uccauthsrch.shtml
Floridahttps://www.floridaucc.com/uccweb/search.aspx
Georgiahttp://www.gsccca.org/search/ucc_search/default.asp
Idahohttps://www.accessidaho.org/secure/sos/liens/search.htm
Illinoishttp://www.ilsos.gov/uccsearch/
Indianahttps://inbiz.in.gov/business-filings/ucc
Iowahttps://sos.iowa.gov/Search/UCCsearch.html?ucc
Kansashttps://www.sos.ks.gov/forms/ucc/ucc11.pdf
Kentuckyhttps://web.sos.ky.gov/ftucc/(S(u1euhot53bt5z0m
Louisianahttp://www.sos.la.gov/BusinessServices/PublishedDocume
Mainehttp://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/ucc/search.html
Marylandhttps://egov.maryland.gov/SDAT/UCCFiling/UCCMainPage.aspx
Massachusettshttp://corp.sec.state.ma.us/corpweb/uccsearch/uccSearch.aspx
Michiganhttps://ucc.sos.state.mi.us/QuickSearch/
Minnesotahttps://mblsportal.sos.state.mn.us/Secured/SearchUCC
Mississippihttp://business.sos.ms.gov/star/portal/msbsd/page/uccSearch-
Missourihttps://bsd.sos.mo.gov/
Montanahttps://sosmt.gov/business/
Nebraskahttp://www.sos.state.ne.us/business/ucc/
Nevadahttps://www.nvsilverflume.gov/redirectToCenuity/ucc
New Hampshirehttps://quickstart.sos.nh.gov/online/Account/LoginP
New Jerseyhttps://www.njportal.com/ucc/
New Mexicohttps://portal.sos.state.nm.us/BFS/online/UCCSearch
New Yorkhttp://appext20.dos.ny.gov/pls/ucc_public/web_search.main_
North Carolinahttps://www.sosnc.gov/online_services/search/by_title/_unifo
North Dakotahttp://www.nd.gov/sos/businessserv/centralindex/lien
Ohiohttps://ucc.ohiosos.gov/dashboard
Oklahomahttps://www.oklahomacounty.org/County-Information/U
Oregonhttps://secure.sos.state.or.us/ucc/searchHome.action
Pennsylvaniahttps://www.corporations.pa.gov/Search/CorpSearch
Puerto Ricohttp://estado.pr.gov/en/commercial-transactions/
Rhode Islandhttp://business.sos.ri.gov/CorpWeb/UccSearch/UccSearch.aspx
South Carolinahttps://ucconline.sc.gov/UCCFiling/UCCMainPage.aspx
South Dakotahttps://sdsos.gov/business-services/uniform-commercial-co
Tennesseehttps://tnbear.tn.gov/UCC/Ecommerce/UCCSearch.aspx
Texashttps://direct.sos.state.tx.us/acct/acct-login.asp
Utahhttps://secure.utah.gov/uccsearch/uccs
Vermonthttps://www.vtsosonline.com/Online/UccInquire/
Virgin Islandshttps://countyfusion6.kofiletech.us/countyweb/login
Virginiahttp://www.scc.virginia.gov/clk/uccsrch.aspx
Washingtonhttps://fortress.wa.gov/dol/ucc/Default.aspx
Washington DChttp://otr.cfo.dc.gov/service/otr-recorder-deeds
West Virginiahttps://apps.wv.gov/SOS/UCC/Search
Wisconsinhttps://www.wdfi.org/ucc/
Wyominghttps://sos.wyo.gov/Forms/UCC/ucc11.pdf
Table: UCC Filing search links for every US State.

What is a UCC Lien?

When a bank or other party has a lien against your property, the secretary of state UCC filing will show up under your name.

How To Find Out If There Is A Lien On A Boat

Get the owner’s name and search it on the state website (links above) to find out if that person has any liens against them or their properties.

Learn the different kinds of liens – involuntary vs voluntary:

This page can be downloaded https://www.boat-alert.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Search-boat-UCC-liens.pdf as PDF

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