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Jena Griswold

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Lien Instructions

The Secretary of State bears no responsibility for legal effectiveness of filing. This responsibility rests with the filer.

For more information on liens, see our FAQ

Owner

Owner’s name

Enter an organization name or an individual name, not both.

If you are logged into a user account and have the owner's information saved, you can import that information.

To add a previously-saved owner:

  • Click on “Import saved information from My Account”
  • Click on the owner’s name to add that information to the filing.

Organization

If the owner is an organization, enter that name here.

Enter the exact, current name of the organization. This information is on the organization’s formation documents (such as articles of organization). If the organization has changed its name since its formation, the name may be on a correction or amendment form.

If the organization is on file with our office, you can click “Search business database for an organization of record” to import the organization’s information from our database.

  • After clicking “Search business database for an organization of record, enter the organization name or ID number and click “Search.”
  • If there are no results, try searching using fewer or different combinations of words. If you are unable to find the organization, click “Cancel & Return” to go back to the form.
  • If only one organization is found in a name search, or if you searched by ID number, you will see the “Organization Record Confirmation” page.
  • If more than one match is found, you will see a list of results. Find the correct organization and click its ID number.
  • Is this the organization that you are looking for? If it is, click “Confirm.” If it is not, click “Previous Page” to search again.
  • After clicking “Confirm,” you will be taken back to the form. The organization’s information is now entered into the form. Review this information and make any needed changes.

Individual

If the owner is an individual, enter the person’s last, first, and middle name. Use the drop-down menu to add a suffix, if applicable (Sr., Jr. III, etc.).

Mailing Address

Enter the owner’s mailing address, including street, city, state, ZIP/postal code, province (if applicable) and country. If you used the business database search, this information will be prefilled. Review this information to make sure it’s correct.

Add this owner to my account

If you are logged in to a user account, you will have the option to save owner information for later use. If you want to save this owner to your account, mark “Yes.”

When you have finished, click on “Continue.”

Owner List

Any owners that you have added are listed on this page.

To add an owner, click on “Add an owner.”

To remove an owner, click on “delete” to the right of the owner’s information.

To edit an owner, click on the owner’s name.

When you have finished, click on “Continue.”

Claimant

Claimant’s name

Enter an organization name or an individual name, not both.

If you are logged in to a user account and have the claimant's information saved, you can import that information.

To add a previously-saved claimant:

  • Click on “Import saved information from My Account”
  • Click on the claimant’s name to add that information to the filing.

Organization

If the claimant is an organization, enter that name here.

Enter the exact, current name of the organization. This information can be found on the organization’s formation documents (such as articles of organization) or on a correction or amendment form if the organization has changed its name since its formation.

Individual

If the claimant is an individual, enter the person’s last, first, and middle name. Use the drop-down menu to add a suffix, if applicable (Sr., Jr. III, etc.).

Mailing Address

Enter the claimant’s mailing address, including street, city, state, ZIP/postal code, province (if applicable) and country.

Add this claimant to my account

If you are logged in to a user account, you will have the option to save claimant information for later use. If you want to save this claimant to your account, mark “Yes.”

When you have finished, click “Continue.”

Claimant List

Any claimants that you have added are listed on this page.

To add a claimant, click on “Add a claimant.”

To remove a claimant, click on “delete” to the right of the claimant’s information.

To edit a claimant, click on the claimant’s name.

When you have finished, click on “Continue.”

Property

Describe the property that is affected by the lien.

If you are logged into a user account and have saved property descriptions, you will see a link to “Import saved information from My Account.” To add a previously saved property description, click this link and then click the description to add that information to the filing.

You can enter up to 1000 characters in the description. If you need more room, you can add an attachment to the filing when you reach the "Attachments" page.

Add this property to my account

If you are logged in to a user account, you will have the option to save property descriptions for later use. If you want to save this description to your account, mark “Yes.” Enter a title for this property description in the box.

Each description saved to your account must have its own title.

 When you are finished, click on “Continue.”

Property List

Any property descriptions that you have added are listed on this page.

To add another description, click “Add a description.”

Only the first 50 characters of the property description will be visible.

If you need to edit a description, click it.

If you need to remove a description, click “delete” to the right of the description.

When you are finished, click “Continue”.

Attachments

You can attach documents to your filing, if needed.

If you have no attachments to add, click “Continue.”

Attachments must be PDF or TXT files. You can attach up to 50 files, but the total size of your files combined can be no more than 10 MB. Avoid file names with special characters.

Attachments must be in the English language.

Files are added to the final document in the order that you attach them. If the order matters, you can select the up or down arrows in the “Location” section after adding your attachments.

To add an attachment:

  • Enter a short description of the document that you are going to attach. For example, “Additional collateral description”.
  • Click the “Add Attachment” button (next to the Location field).
  • A window will pop up that shows your computer’s files. Find the document that you want to attach and click it, then click “Open” at the bottom of the window. The file that you chose will appear in the “Location” field.

For each attachment, repeat the steps above.

To remove an attachment, click “delete” to the right of the attachment.

When you are finished, click “Continue.”

Review

A PDF copy of the form is displayed on this page.

If the PDF does not appear on the page, click “Click here” to open the PDF in a new window. The new window can be closed without interrupting the filing process.

Review the form and make sure that all of the information is correct.

If you need to add, edit, or remove information, click the tabs at the top to go back to the applicable section of the form, or click “Previous page” at the bottom of the page to go back.

After verifying that the information on the form is correct, click “Continue.”

Online Payment

Payment can be made using a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover card. Prepaid accounts set up with our office are also accepted.

First, select whether to pay using a credit card or a prepaid account.

Credit Card Payment

Enter the name on the card & the associated billing address. Enter your email address and then select “Pay now”.

After selecting “Pay now”, you’ll be directed to a secure payment page. Select your card type. Enter your card number (no dashes or spaces), your expiration date, and CVN.

Click once on “Pay now.” Clicking more than once can cause multiple authorizations or double billing.

Prepaid Account Payment

Enter the prepaid account number.

The “Reference” field is optional. This information will not appear on the document- it will appear on your prepaid account statement.

Click once on “Pay now.” Clicking more than once can cause multiple authorizations or double billing.

Confirmation

After successful payment, you will see a confirmation page that includes:

  • A summary of your payment information,
  • The document filing number, and
  • A PDF copy of your filing.

You can print a copy of the filing by clicking the printer icon in the PDF toolbar.

Note: the image of the document will not be posted to the Secretary of State's website until it has been processed through an automated redaction system to remove any taxpayer identification numbers that are identified.