Uniform Commercial Code FAQs

Acceptable characters
Agistor's liens
Certified copies & searches
Child support liens
Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) liens
County codes
Ending noise words
Farm product codes
Federal/State tax liens
General lien questions
Harvester's liens
Hospital liens
Master list
Restitution liens
Spurious and fraudulent liens
User accounts



Q1. How do I file a form?

A1.  To file:

  • Go to the UCC filing system.
  • Click on the type of document that you need to file.
  • The system will walk you through the filing.

Filing instructions are available for all forms.


Q2. Do I have to create a user account before I file?

A2.  No. User accounts are optional. You can search or file without one. 


Q3. Are there advantages to creating an account?

A3.  Yes. See the user account FAQs for more information.


Q4. How do I pay for a filing?

A4.  You can pay for a filing with a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover credit or debit card. Prepaid accounts set up with our office are also accepted.

For more information, see the payment FAQs.


Q5. What information should I have before I start a filing?

A5.  Different information is required for each filing, and there may be additional information needed in order to create a document that is 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.

The UCC filing system will walk you through the steps, and you will have the option to attach additional information, if needed.

For more information, see the Filing Office Rules 

Q6. What types of UCC records are filed with your office?

A6.  The following are filed with our office:

  • UCC Financing Statements
  • Effective Financing Statements
  • Hospital liens
  • Agistor's liens
  • Harvester's liens
  • Colorado House and Finance Authority (CHFA) liens
  • Restitution liens
  • Child support liens
  • Federal tax liens
  • Other statutory liens created by Colorado law


Q7. Do I have to have signatures on my filing?

A7.  No. Signatures are not required.


Q8. How can I tell if my filing was successful?

A8.  For all forms, the last step in the process is the payment. After your payment information has been accepted, you will see a confirmation page telling you that the filing was successful. 

You can also verify that the filing is on record by searching for the debtor name in our system.

If you have a user account, you can check your filing activity to see which filings have been completed.  Log in to your account, click on "My Account Home" in the menu on the left, then click on "View filing activity".


Q9. Do I have to file during business hours?

A9.  No.  Our filing system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week except during routine maintenance or scheduled service interruptions.


Q10. When is the system down for routine or scheduled maintenance?

A10.  Maintenance is usually scheduled between 1:30 AM and 3:30 AM.  If you have started a filing before 1:30 AM, you will need to complete it (payment submitted and accepted) before maintenance begins or your task will be interrupted.

Scheduled service interruptions occur at the end of each calendar year. Notice of year-end service interruptions can be found on our news page.