UCC Article 9 & Lien Resource Center

 Updated August 9, 2017


Overview

This page provides a variety of charts, forms and other resources related to search and filing issues under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”).  Over time more materials will be added, including resources related to tax liens, statutory liens and other topics of interest to commercial lenders and their legal counsel.  

Legislative Tracking Charts

CSC has created a new web page with a list of the more significant legislation that could impact UCC, real estate recording, and other CSC services.  Charts for the various topics are available at LINK.

  • Quick Reference Chart of Uniform Commercial Law Enactment Status  Link  (updated November 29, 2016)

State Filing Office Information

  • State-Level UCC Administrative Rules Information Chart  LINK   (updated January 20, 2017)
  • IACA Model Administrative Rules  LINK  (external site)
  • State UCC & Corporate Filing Office URLS LINK    (New, added August 17, 2016)
  • State UCC eFile Methods and Capabilities LINK  (New, added September 24, 2016)
  • IACA chart of jurisdictional filing procedures and requirements.  LINK 

UCC Forms

The following chart identifies what forms to use for filing in each state central index after the 2010 Amendments take effect and whether the filing office will accept prior versions for a period of time. 

  • Acceptable Form Practices by State Chart LINK  (updated November 10, 2016)

Fillable UCC Forms (04/20/2011 revision)

  • Financing Statement UCC1      
  • Financing Statement Addendum UCC1AD  
  • Financing Statement Additional Party Addendum UCC1AP   
  • Financing Statement Amendment UCC3    
  • Financing Statement Amendment Addendum UCC3AD  
  • Financing Statement Additional Party Amendment Addendum UCC3AP   
  • Information Statement UCC5 
  • Information Request UCC11        

Debtor Name Resources

The checklist below provides a road map for how to use the driver’s license as the source of an individual debtor name.  The chart indicates which legislative alternative each state enacted or has pending, plus what documents will serve as the source of the individual debtor name:

  • Driver’s License Debtor Name Checklist  LINK  (includes State-by-State Requirements Chart)
  • Filings Against Trusts & Trustees…  by Norman M. Powell, Esq.  LINK  (external site)

UCC & Other Reference Materials

While the UCC is a uniform act, it has not been enacted entirely uniformly.  There are differences from state to state.  The following reference materials provide a comparison of how states deal with the particular issue.

  • § 9-513 Termination Requirements Chart  LINK
  • Real Estate Satisfaction/Release Requirements Chart  LINK
  • § 9-515 Duration and Effectiveness Chart  LINK
  • Fraudulent UCC Filing Remedies by State LINK  (New, added September 24, 2016)

Visit CSC’s Resource Center for more UCC Article 9 information

2010 Amendments to UCC Article 9

  • Summary of the 2010 Amendments to UCC Article 9  LINK
  • 2010 Amendments Enactment Status & Effective Dates  LINK
  • 2010 Amendments FAQs  LINK
  • 2010 Amendments to UCC Article 9 Enactment Variations by State  LINK
  • Transition Period Basics  LINK
  • In Lieu Basics  LINK

Other Information

  • 2014 Filing Office Fun Facts LINK  (from CSC legislative update emails)
  • 2015 Filing Office Fun Facts LINK  (from CSC legislative update emails)
  • 2016 Filing Office Fun Facts LINK  (from CSC legislative update emails)