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How and Where do I file?
Is there an extra cost for additional pages or debtor names or is the $20 per filing fee a flat fee?
How do I become an on-line Subscriber?
How do I know you have received and filed our document?
What are the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filing requirements?
What are the copy and search fees?
What are the fees for filing UCC online or paper copies?
Where can I get UCC forms?
What are the fees for online access?
Who do I make the check payable to?
Can more than one action on one UCC-3 form be checked?
Does a termination change the status of a filing?
How long is my filing active?
Is the SSN required on UCC Filings?
Is the debtor signature required for filing?
What makes a UCC form standard?
What is the mailing address for UCC filings and search requests?
How do I contact you?
How do I use UCC Online?

Q: How and Where do I file?
A:

UCC documents can be filed online or by submitting the national UCC form to the Office of the Secretary of State or any designated satellite offices.

Q: Is there an extra cost for additional pages or debtor names or is the $20 per filing fee a flat fee?
A:
Yes, the fee is a flat fee of $20 when filing by paper or online regardless of the number of pages or names submitted.
Q: How do I become an on-line Subscriber?
A:
To find out how to obtain online access go to our Subscription Request page.
Q: How do I know you have received and filed our document?
A:
Two ways:  1) We will return an acknowledgement copy to your that will be filed stamped, or 2) You may request a UCC-11.  Click on the UCC-11 National form and send in your completed request.
Q: What are the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filing requirements?
A:
Go to our Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Filing and Registration page to get information regarding UCC Filing Requirements.
Q: What are the copy and search fees?
A:
Please see the Fee Schedule.
Q: What are the fees for filing UCC online or paper copies?
A:
Please see the Fee Schedule.
Q: Where can I get UCC forms?
A:
Go to our UCC and CNS Forms to access the National Forms for UCC filings and form specifications for CNS filings and to obtain a list of supplier who carry forms.
Q: What are the fees for online access?
A:
Please see the Fee Schedule.
Q: Who do I make the check payable to?
A:
Secretary of State
Q: Can more than one action on one UCC-3 form be checked?
A:
Yes, and there is a $20 fee for each action checked, so make sure when completing the form that the actions are checked accurately.
Q: Does a termination change the status of a filing?
A:
No, the termination does not change the status of a filing in the Central Filing System. The filing remains in the active database until it's lapsed.
Q: How long is my filing active?
A:
A financing statement is active for five years, statutory agricultural lien for five years, transmitting utility is perpetual, Public Finance Lien is thirty years and Manufactured Home Lien is 30 years. A continuation will extend the filing for another term.
Q: Is the SSN required on UCC Filings?
A:
Minnesota Statutes contain no SSN requirements.
Q: Is the debtor signature required for filing?
A:
Minnesota Statutes contain no signature requirements.
Q: What makes a UCC form standard?
A:
The national forms are the only forms accepted for filing and are therefore the only standard forms. Only one copy is required.
Q: What is the mailing address for UCC filings and search requests?
A:
Office of the Secretary of State
Retirement Systems of Minnesota Building
60 Empire Drive, Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55103

Q: How do I contact you?
A:
Uniform Commercial Code:  ucc.dept@state.mn.us 
Fax: 651-215-1009
Public Information Phone Lines: 651-296-2803
Greater MN toll free: 1-877-551-6767

 

Q: How do I use UCC Online?
A:
The UCC Online Login Screen has a link to the "UCC Online User Guide" located under the words "SUBSCRIBER." 

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