Frequently asked questions

  • What is involved in a Motor Vehicle Services Search?
    This includes the origination, transferring or releasing titles and liens through title services, duplicate title requests, repo titles, lien-holder filings, duplicate registrations, and VIN searches. In some states they require registration/insurance information and driving records.
  • What is a UCC Search to Reflect?
    A Search to Reflect provides early assurance that the UCC filing will be found in the public record under the exact, true and correct debtor name. A UCC that cannot be uncovered in a search that complies with Article 9 standards puts the filing at high risk of being considered ineffective and will compromise the position of the secured party.
  • What is featured in your full-service UCC Filings support?
    CT’s specialized filing experts on our customer service teams have used their decades of shared experience to develop a proven and comprehensive process for every filing – giving you the attention to detail and accuracy your clients require.
  • How do I verify if there are current liens against the property?
    An Owner & Encumbrance Search identifies the current owner of and all liens against the property.
  • I’m involved in a real estate transaction. How do I verify the owner of the property?
    An Owner Verification Search provides the information needed to identify the current owner of a property and obtain a full legal land description. An Owner/Mortgage Search details the current property owner and all mortgage/deeds of trust against the property.
  • Do all states require a tax lien search?
    State law grants liens for unpaid taxes to the various states, with most requiring that a public notice be filed to document the existence of a state tax lien. Most state tax liens are required to be filed only in a local office, usually the county where the property is located. Other states retain state tax lien filings at both the Secretary of State and a local office.
  • Why is a UCC Search important?
    A UCC is the official mechanism for notifying lenders of a possible conflict in collateral interest, a UCC search conducted at the appropriate state filing office and prior to a transaction closing is critical to the due diligence process.
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