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Business Services Division > UCC > Revised Article 9 Center > General Information > RA9 Timeline and Duties - A Quick Reference Recorders' Corner

Revised Article 9 Timeline and Explanation of Duties-Quick Reference

July 1, 2001         RA9 takes effect

  1. Terminology
    1. A. Under RA9, UCC-1s are called "Financing Statements."
    2. B. Under RA9, UCC-3s are called "Amendments."
  2. Where to file a UCC document
    1. The place to file a FINANCING STATEMENT (UCC-1) remains the same as it did before RA9. There is one exception: if the financing statement deals with "consumer goods," then it should be filed with the Secretary of State.
    2. The place to file an AMENDMENT (UCC-3) remains the same as before RA9.
      1. There is one exception: If the AMENDMENT (UCC-3) deals with "consumer goods" and it is an amendment, continuation, or assignment of a UCC-1 which is at the county recorder's office, the filing should be made with the Secretary of State.
      2. If the AMENDMENT (UCC-3) is a termination dealing with consumer goods filed at the county level (i.e. before July 1, 2001), it should be filed with the county recorder.
  3. Filing Requirements
    1. National Form must be accepted (8 1/2" x 11").
    2. Minimum information required for filing includes 1)Debtor name, 2) Secured party name or representative, and 3) indication of the collateral to be covered.
  4. Fixture filings and other non-UCC filings
    1. County offices permanently continue to accept fixture filings.
    2. Fixture filings will be submitted using the national form.
    3. See sections 5 and 6 of the National Form and section 13 of the Addendum.
  5. Searches
    1. Searches shall include all filings that have not lapsed.
    2. If requested, all lapsed filings must be given up to one year past the lapse date.
    3. Searches shall include even those filings that have been terminated.
    4. There is a National Form to be used for searches.
  6. Rejections
      Under RA9, a filing may only be rejected for certain, specific reasons.
  7. Fees
    1. Filings
      1. Initial filings or amendments 1 or 2 pages in length: $4
      2. Initial filings or amendments more than 2 pages in length: $8
      3. Additional debtor names: no additional fee
      4. Filings performed via the SoS web interface: no statutory fee
    2. Searches
      1. Search fee per debtor name searched on (including all copies given): $5
      2. Search performed using the SoS web interface: no statutory fee
After June 30, 2002
  1. County offices permanently continue to accept fixture filings and other non-UCC filings (see sections 5 and 6 of the national form and section 13 of the addendum to the national form).
  2. All financing statements (UCC-1s) should be filed at the Secretary of State's office.
  3. All Amendments (UCC-3s) should be filed at the Secretary of State's office.
July 1, 2006
    All remaining financing statements covering consumer goods on file at the county level lapse.
July 1, 2007
    All remaining financing statements with farm products as collateral on file at the county level lapse.