UCC - RA-9 Compliant Document Number Search - Help
EFS Document Number Searches
Frequently Asked Questions
- 1.0 Introduction
- Welcome to the EFS Document Number Search FAQ! This document is
designed to help you familiarize yourself with the search process, and
some of the more common questions that you may have about problems that
encountered in the search process.
- 1.1 What are EFS Document Number searches?
You may check the Secretary
State's database records to view specific EFS filings. If you know
document number of the original EFS financing statement (see
1.2 Document Number Format below), you may enter the number
formatted fields on the EFS Document Number Search screen and if the
active, you will see a copy of the lien.
- 1.2 Document Number Format
- There are two types of document numbers currently residing in the
Secretary of State's database - a
10 digit, and a 12 digit number. The 10 digit is the format used to assign document numbers pre
July 1, 2001, while the 12 digit is the format
used to assign document numbers post July 1, 2001. The
the first 10 digits on both is the same, and works as follows:
||County of Filing
||99 (Secretary of State), 98 (Nebraska.gov)
||Year of Filing
||00 (2000), 96 (1996)
||123456, 000012 (Note the 0 padding on the
For the post July 1, 2001 numbers, there are two additional
added on to the number. A '-' and a number between 0 and 9 (ie the
Digit) will appear as characters 11 and 12.
A lien filed at the Secretary of State's office on June 29, 2001
have a document number like: 9901123456
A lien filed at Nebraska.gov on July 2, 2001 would have a
- 1.3 What you need to do for
the EFS document
- You will be presented with a drop down menu allowing you to select
county of filing. You
fill in the 2 digit year, 6 document number, and (if
- If the requested document number is an active filing, it will be
returned If you receive a message stating that the document
have entered doesn't exist, check the document number entered on the
number search screen to be sure you used the correct document
- 1.4 How does billing work for these
The document number searches are free of charge at the current
may do as many searches as you wish by document number.
If you wish to print off a copy of an image, you will incur a $.45 charge.
- 2.0 Troubleshooting
- If you have questions concerning searching or policies, call the Secretary of State's office at 402-471-4080. If you have questions or problems involving technical support, call Nebraska.gov at 402-471-7810. For legal questions, please consult your attorney.