How do I request a search?

Online account holders and debit and credit card users may request a search by using UCC Online.

A search also may be requested by submitting a UCC11 Information Request form through mail or express mail, or in person at the Secretary of State UCC Office.

Debtor names will be searched on system as they were submitted. To ensure accurate results, make sure debtor names are spelled correctly. The search request should also include whether you need an information listing of financing statements and tax liens, copies of these documents, or both. Collateral from financing statements does not show on information listings.

UCC information requests submitted by mail or express mail should include a check or money order for $6 made payable to the “State of Michigan.” You will be billed for any balances due if the costs of compiling a search request exceed $6.

Search results are usually returned within three-to-seven business days.

An itemized list of fees for each search is included on the Work Order Receipt page of the search results.

Payment for any outstanding balance must be sent within 15 days to:
Michigan Department of State
Cashier Unit
7064 Crowner Drive
Lansing, Michigan 48918




If you did not find the information you need, enter a descriptive word or phrase in the Search field located in the upper right corner. Or send us an e-mail by clicking on “Contact the Secretary of State” also in the upper right corner and we will help you get the information you need.