CUSIP stands for Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures . A CUSIP number is a unique number that identifies a security. These numbers are assigned to United States and Canadian stocks and U.S. government and municipal bonds, as well as commodities and syndicated loans. The CUSIP identifier is made up of a mix of nine letters and numbers. It is issued by CUSIP Global Services, an entity that Standard & Poor's operates. The unique identifier helps eliminate any confusion that might occur through the use of ticker symbols, for example.
Visit the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board website.
Type the name of the municipal bond into the "Muni Search" box. Click the arrow to the right of the search box or strike "Enter" on your keyboard.
Look for the CUSIP-6 number near the top left of the resulting screen. This represents the first six digits of the full CUSIP number of a bond series. The series are distinguished by issue date in a list of abbreviated bond descriptions beneath the CUSIP-6 number. Select the bond description with the appropriate issue date. The subsequent screen displays each individual CUSIP number and its corresponding maturity date.
- You can also find CUSIP number at the CUSIP Global Services website. You must first become a subscriber. Fees may apply.