UCC Searches

Our experts guide you through the complex search process – from the jurisdictional nuances to the optimal search strategy for your particular project.


  • Dramatically reduced search time so you can get to the closing quicker
  • Nationwide coverage and advanced online document retrieval capabilities
  • Consultative guidance on the best search strategy for your deal  

Search Capabilities

  • Due Diligence Searches including: UCC Search, Federal & State Tax Lien Search, Judgment Lien Search and more
  • Real Property Searches including: Owner Verification Search, Owner Mortgage Search and more
  • Additional Searches: Motor Vehicle, U.S. Coast Guard Search, Patriot Act Search and more 

What's Driving the Increased Complexity for UCCs?

Multiple and changing jurisdictions requirements

Ever-changing jurisdictional requirements can mean missed or incorrect searches.

Lending and Merger Requirements are complex

Missed deadlines can result in lost time and money for you and your clients.

An increasingly complex world

The amount of time and complexity required to manage lien management and debtor due diligence compliance increases year after year.


Do all states require a tax lien search?

State law grants liens for unpaid taxes to the various states, with most requiring that a public notice be filed to document the existence of a state tax lien. Most state tax liens are required to be filed only in a local office, usually the county where the property is located. Other states retain state tax lien filings at both the Secretary of State and a local office.

I’m involved in a real estate transaction. How do I verify the owner of the property?

An Owner Verification Search provides the information needed to identify the current owner of a property and obtain a full legal land description. An Owner/Mortgage Search details the current property owner and all mortgage/deeds of trust against the property.

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