NYS Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code
Public Inquiry System
UCC Lien Search
 

 
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The Uniform Commercial Code Public Inquiry System allows the public to search the complete UCC database. This database includes Financing Statements and Financing Statement Amendments filed under Article 9 and Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and Notices of Federal Tax Liens and notices and certificates affecting such liens filed under Article 10-A of the Lien Law. Search results are provided in the form of a printable data report and/or viewable images of the filed record(s).

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The information contained in this database is current through Nov 14, 2017.
 
  • NYS Standard Debtor Search
    This search option provides the ability to search and receive the same results as would be provided by an "official" search performed by our office. The search logic used in the NYS Standard Debtor Search is the "standard search logic" of this office.
  • Filing Number and Date
    This search option provides the ability to retrieve an image of a filing by entering the file number and the file year. The search logic used in the File Number and Date Search is not the "standard search logic" of this office.
  • Other Debtor Name Search Options and Secured Party Name Search
    This search option provides the ability to search by individual or business name. A feature of this option is the availability of three search engines. These three search engines allows you greater flexibility when searching for name variations. The search logic used in the Other Debtor Search Options or Secured Party Search is not the "standard search logic" of this office.
 
 
 
 

Disclaimers:


Searches performed on this web site are not official searches of the UCC records. In particular, but not by way of limitation, searches performed using the "NYS Standard Debtor Search" are not considered to be "official" searches.

Results of searches performed using this web site (whether such results are displayed, stored, or printed) are not considered to be certified by the New York State Secretary of State's Office. In particular, but not by way of limitation, results of searches performed using the "NYS Standard Debtor Search" (whether such results are displayed, stored, or printed) are not considered to be certified by the New York State Secretary of State's Office.

While the New York State Department of State makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of information contained on this web site, it makes no representation or warranty as to the correctness or completeness of the information contained on or available through this web site.

The New York State Department of State is not responsible for the content of any record in the UCC data base, and the New York Department of State makes no representation or warranty regarding the validity or effectiveness of any record in the UCC data base. Users of this web site are solely responsible for interpreting the meaning of records viewed on and/or printed from this web site. The New York State Department of State makes no representation, NO WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NO WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, and no other warranty of any kind or description, with regard to the UCC information management system or any computer hardware or software used to maintain or search the UCC information management system or to display the results of any search.


Printing UCC Search Results

In some cases, one or more of the items that appear in the on-screen display of UCC search results may be dropped when the UCC search results are printed in hard copy.

Users are cautioned to compare the on screen display with the printed hard copy. If items are missing from your printed hard copy, you may wish to adjust your printer settings (font, line spacing, etc.) in an effort to obtain complete results in hard copy form.

Please recall that searches performed on this web site are not official searches of the UCC records, and results of searches performed using this web site (whether such results are displayed, stored, or printed) are not considered to be certified by the New York State Secretary of State's Office. In particular, but not by way of limitation, searches performed using the "NYS Standard Debtor Search" are not considered to be "official" searches, and results of searches performed using the "NYS Standard Debtor Search" (whether such results are displayed, stored, or printed) are not considered to be certified by the New York State Secretary of State's Office.


Acronyms in the "Other Debtor Search Options"

When typing the debtor name in a search request using one of the "Other Debtor Search Options," the insertion or omission of spaces between letters in the debtor name will usually cause variations in search results. This apparent anomaly frequently appears when searching a name that includes an acronym, particularly if the acronym contains a special character (i.e., any character other than a letter [A to Z] or number [0 to 9]). For example, when using one of the "Other Debtor Search Options" to search against a name that includes the acronym "AT&T":

1. If the acronym is typed in the search request as "AT&T" (no spaces), the search logic will remove the special character (the ampersand) and will treat the remainder of the acronym as the three-letter word "ATT".

2. If the acronym is typed in the search request as "AT & T" (no space between the "A" and the first "T", space between the first "T" and the ampersand, and space between the ampersand and the second "T"), the search logic will remove the special character (the ampersand) and will treat the remainder of the acronym as two words: the two-letter word "AT" and the one-letter word "T."

3. If the acronym is typed in the search request as "A T & T" (spaces between all characters), the search logic will remove the special character (the ampersand) and will treat the remainder of the acronym as three one-letter words: "A", "T" and "T."

The presence or absence of spaces in the acronym (as typed in the search request) will produce different results without regard to which of the three "Other Debtor Search Options" is used. The differences may be particularly pronounced if the "partial" search option is used. The "partial" search option ignores words with two or fewer characters. Therefore, the acronym typed with the spacing in example 2 above ("AT & T"), or with the spacing in example 3 above ("A T & T"), will be ignored in its entirety in a search using the "partial" search option.

Please note that none of the options available under the "Other Debtor Search Options" link uses the "standard" search logic of the Department of State. To perform a search using the "standard" search logic, use the "NYS Standard Debtor Search" link.


 
 

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