How To Do A UCC Search In Hawaii

Last Updated on January 1, 2022

What is a UCC?

A UCC (Uniform Commercial Code) is a legal form related to security interests in personal property. 

More specifically, a UCC-1 Initial Financing Statement gives lenders a claim on assets a debtor pledges as security interest, such as when an individual obtains a mortgage for a home. The home is the collateral pledged for the property. With the UCC-1 filed, the homeowner can’t take out another loan on the home without first paying off the initial loan.

What information does a UCC search show?

A UCC search in Hawaii will show the name of the debtor and creditor, document type, and filing date.

Also see: How to do a Hawaii business entity search

Why is a UCC needed?

A UCC lien provides the public notice necessary to lenders so they can claim any assets a debtor pledges as collateral.

Where is a UCC filed in Hawaii?

Online with the State of Hawaii Bureau of Conveyances

How much does a UCC search cost in Hawaii?

There is a fee $25 per UCC search request plus $5 for each creditor found. There is an additional fee of $1 per page for copies requested.

How to do a UCC search in Hawaii

Step 1 – Go to the State of Hawaii Bureau of Conveyances website.

Step 2 – Scroll halfway down the page and click on online records under Obtaining Copies of Documents

Step 3 – Create an account or a non-subscriber account

Step 4 – Fill in the appropriate search information

Is a UCC considered a lien?

A UCC statement creates a lien on the collateral as of the date of filing.