Paper filing and searches: UCC

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
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