"Non-Taggable" Equipment

An asset that meets the definition of equipment but is too small or delicate to affix a tag to.  Common examples are art work, underwater equipment, software, or lenses.  "No Tag" assets are treated the same as regular assets, except for the following steps:

  • "NT " for No Tag is entered into the "How Tagged" box of the Snapshot view in OASIS.
  • "Other Location" field can be populated with more specific location information such as "Used with computer 1199887."
  • Print the snapshot data of the OASIS entry for the asset. Affix the inventory tag to this and enter it into your departmental No Tag log. A No Tag log could be as simple as a binder that houses this type of “No Tag” asset documentation.


An identification marker (dark purple tag) that is required to be affixed to all University inventorial and government or agency owned equipment that meets the equipment capitalization threshold and is required to be tracked and inventoried.


Tagging and tracking non-inventorial assets (assets costing less that $5,000) is not mandatory. Some departments choose to tag non-inventorial equipment for internal purposes; for more information on tagging this type of asset, please see this page.

Tag Components

Each tag lists:

  • State of Washington (360)
  • University of Washington
  • Bar Code and Tag Number (tags made prior to 1994 do not include a Bar Code)


Optional - Equipment Information Form web form (replaces Orange Card)