Paper filing and searches: UCC

The Washington State Legislature has not yet approved state operating and capital budgets for the 2017–19 biennium, which begins July 1. If the Legislature does not approve budgets by June 30, several state agencies will go through full or partial operations shutdowns. To find out what services will be effected, see Possible suspension of services starting July 1.

How to file or search by paper

  1. Get a copy of the UCC national form from this website or a stationery or office supply store where legal forms are sold.
  2. Type in the information.
  3. Mail the completed form to the UCC Filing Office at:
    UCC Filing Office
    Department of Licensing
    PO Box 9660
    Olympia, WA 98507-9660

When to choose this option

  • If you need to pay by check or money order.
  • If you have attachments on paper that must be included. (Please see Revised Article 9 or consult a legal advisor on their necessity.)
  • If you don’t have Internet access.

Benefits

No development costs. Information may be typed right into the UCC national form provided on our website.

Drawbacks

  • Cost: It costs more to submit paper filings than electronic submissions, and paper filings require postage.
  • Longer wait times: It takes at least 2 days longer to file or search by paper. Mailing time is added at both the beginning and end of the process.

Payment options

  • Personal or business check
  • Money order
  • If you have a pre-established account, electronic funds transfer

Related information

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Access Washington – official state government website