UCC updates

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.

Changes to paper and online searches

We recently implemented several changes related to searching:

  • We revised the UCC-11 Information Request and ask that you use this version when mailing a search request to our office. You don’t need a form when searching online.
  • When you search online, you can no longer limit your search by a range of dates. This feature didn’t work well since search results must include all related records.
  • We’re now able to display very long names and addresses on the copy generated for viewing online or including in a copy search.
  • If you search online by file number, we’ll display lapsed records still in our system.
  • A search by debtor name now includes records that have no middle name or initial. For example, a search of “John Adam Smith” will include records filed on “John Smith.”

Fraud alert: Bogus treasury notes, bonds, and accounts

The U.S. Department of the Treasury is investigating incidences where individuals are using fraudulent Treasury-related financial obligations or accounts to buy vehicles or pay debts. To learn more, see the official Fraud Alert.

Related information

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