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Central Notification System (CNS) Forms


The following forms are available as pdfs.

Click here to see the Central Notification (CNS) Fee Schedule. 


 

Farm products dealers may register through the Office of the Secretary of State to receive information about outstanding liens against farm products they buy.  Buyers use this information to determine if a payment for a farm product should be made to the seller and the secured party jointly.  Registering as a buyer is done by completing the Central Notification System Buyer Registration form.  Each month you will receive a master list containing all products, all counties and all crop years.  Registration is made for a 12-month period.

Central Notification System Buyer Registration Form

 


 

The Effective Financing (EFS)/Statutory Lien Notice (CNS-1) form is used by secured parties or lienholders to protect their security interests. This form is an Effective Financing Statement unless the Statutory Lien box is marked.  A statutory lien is filed by the lienholder (i.e. veterinarian, crop sprayer, landlord). 

CNS - 1.pdf

 


 

The Effective Financing Statement/Statutory Lien Statement of Continuation and Termination (CNS – 3) form is used to file continuations and terminations only, CNS filings, cannot be amended. In order to change information on a CNS filing, the existing filing must be terminated and a new filing created to capture the new information.

CNS - 3.pdf

 


 

Many of these services are available online. Go here to use our online system, or go here for instructions.

Mail forms to:

MN Secretary of State
60 Empire Drive
Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55103