Uniform Commercial Code
The West Virginia Secretary of State UCC Division is committed to providing fast and efficient service. The UCC online search request service means convenient order and payment options for customers! The links below provide the information for understanding the Uniform Commercial Code and the required procedures.
Notice: UCC Filings
Effective September 15, 2016, this office will require ALL Uniform Commercial Code filings to be processed only through the West Virginia Secretary of State's online services at https://apps.wv.gov/sos/ucc/
. No paper filings will be accepted
. Payment for online filings may be made by electronic check or credit card. Prepaid accounts are not an option at this time.
Fees - All UCC Filings: $20.00 + $3.00 WV Portal fee
Notice: UCC Searches
Effective February 27, 2018
, UCC searches may only be conducted through the UCC Online Search system at https://apps.wv.gov/sos/ucc
. You may also access the online search system by logging onto our website at wvsos.gov
. Under Database Search & Online Services
click on the "Select" drop down menu and select Online UCC Filings & Searches
(see screen shot below). After February 26, 2018, this office will no longer conduct search requests manually.
Fees - UCC Searches: $10.00 initial fee + $1.00 per page + $3.00 WV Portal fee
Features of the new online search:
- Instatntly download and print copies of certified and non-certified searches
- Efficiently search documents by filing name or number with immediate search results
- Conveniently and securely pay for services with credit card or electronic check
- Receive payment and/or order confirmation
View the State Register Public Notice for more information.
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