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Q1. What is an attachment?

A1.  Attachments are PDF or TXT files containing additional information that are added to a form before it is submitted. For example, if you have a lengthy collateral description that won't fit directly on the form, you can type that description into a document and add it to the form as an attachment before you submit it.

Any files that you attach are included in the record and can be seen by the public.


Q2. Do I have to attach something to my filing?

A2.  For our purposes, attachments are not required. However, you might need to include attachments if:

  • You can't fit all of the relevant information on the form, but the information needs to be part of the record, or
  • Additional information is needed in order to make the filing effective. Our system asks for the minimum information needed in order to file a document, but your particular circumstances may call for information above and beyond the minimum. You may want to refer to the statutes relevant to your lien or seek legal advice.


Q3. What types of files can be attached?

A3.  Attachments must be PDF or TXT files.


Q4. How many files can I attach?

A4.  You can attach up to 50 files.


Q5. How big can attached files be?

A5.  The total size of your files combined can be no more than 10 MB. For example, you can attach one 5 MB file, one 2 MB file, and one 3 MB file.


Q6. How do I attach a file to my document?

A6.  On the Attachments page:

  1. Enter a short description of the document that you are going to attach. For example, “Additional collateral description”.
  2. Click on the “Browse” button (next to the Location field).
  3. A window will pop up that shows your computer’s files. Find the document that you want to attach and click on it, then click “Open” at the bottom of the window. The file that you chose will appear in the “Location” field.
  4. Click on “Add attachment” (next to the “Browse” button). Your file will be attached to the form, and you will see it appear in the list at the bottom of the page.

For each attachments, repeat steps 1-4.

When you are finished, click on "Continue" to move to the next step of your filing.