A judgment lien may be created against personal property when a judgment creditor (secured party) has gone to court and has been awarded a monetary judgment against a judgment debtor. A Notice of Judgment Lien must be submitted on a Form JL1 and received by the Secretary of State’s office within ten days of the notice date.

This Notice of Judgment Lien (Form JL1), must be reproduced in a format prescribed by the Secretary of State’s office, including printing on 8 1/2" x 11," white paper.

Submittals that do not conform to the form specifications will be rejected.

Please send the original document only. Filers automatically will receive an acknowledgment copy of the accepted document and an acknowledgment letter.

UCC filings are public records. Please do not put people at risk of identity theft by including social security numberor any nonessential personal information on any documents for filing with the Secretary of State. For more information, please see Social Security Number Redaction.

Notice of Judgment Lien & Addendum (Form JL1) (PDF)