UCC Services in Washington

UCC Searches and Filing in Washington State

Washington UCC searches, UCC filings and online UCC portfolios can be intricate to manage. Fortunately, CSC provides UCC services in Washington for many organization types, from commercial banks and capital finance companies to large leasing enterprises. CSC has offered UCC filings and searches in Washington for decades, and has monitored millions of UCC filings for expiration or continuation.

Under UCC Article 9, the responsibility for determining the proper place of filing for both original financing statements and any associated secondary filings rests with the filer. CSC makes it easy for you to search and file Washington UCC records and manage and monitor your entire portfolio—all in one place.

For more details on these benefits, please fill out the form to the right to speak with a CSC representative.

Those conducting UCC filings and searches in Washington should take note of the following information:

Washington originally adopted the Alternative B "Safe Harbor" option for §9-503(a)(4)of the 2010 Amendments for sufficiency of individual debtor names. However, the legislature later amended to select the Alternative A "Only If" approach.

Under the Alternative A approach, the financing statement should list an individual debtor's name exactly as it appears on their driver's license. Alternatives may exist if the debtor does not have a driver's license or if the license was issued by a state other than the state in which the financing statement is being filed.

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UCC Searches and Filing in Washington State