NYS Standard Debtor Search
NOTE: 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 UCC NYS Standard Debtor Search is the "standard search logic" of this office. Unlike the base word, begins with, and partial searches, this search requires the exact name of the debtor being searched. All words in the name must be in the order stored in the database.
Lapsed UCC filings and lapsed federal tax lien filings are retained in our data base for at least one year following lapse, as required by UCC Section 9-522. In many cases, we will retain filings for as long as five years and one month after the lapse date.
Certain filings which lapsed more than one year ago, but which are still included in our data base, do not include the address record for the debtor or secured party. Please note that an address-specific search request for all filings against such a debtor will not return such filings.
In this location (field) you would enter the name of the business that you want to search for. This field is not case sensitive and the name can be entered in upper, lower or mixed case.
Last, First, Middle, Suffix
In these locations you would enter the name of the individual being searched. These fields are not case sensitive and the name(s) can be entered in upper, lower or mixed case. The Last, First, Middle and Suffix (Names) are appropriately concatenated to allow for individual name searches on pre-RA9 business names.
City and State:
The city name and state can be entered to refine the search, however, it is optional. If a state is entered a city must also be entered.
One of the following two filing choices must be selected. All Filings is the default.
This type of search will return all filings; lapsed and unlapsed.
This type of search will return only unlapsed filings.
One of the following two file types must be selected. All Filings is the default.
This type of search will return all filings, including Financing Statements and Financing Statement Amendments filed under 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.
Federal Tax Filings
This type of search will return only Federal Tax Liens and notices and certificates affecting such liens filed under Article 10-A of the Lien Law.
Below are descriptions of the three buttons that will appear throughout the system.
When the search criteria has been defined, click on this button to begin searching.
This will clear the input field and change radio buttons to their default values.
Displays the information and help page.