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What is the logic used for an online secured search?
Is the debtor signature required for UCC filings?
How long is my filing active?
Does a UCC-3 Termination change the status of a UCC filing?
How do I know you have received and filed our document?
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?
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?
Is the SSN required on UCC Filings?
What makes a UCC form standard?
What is the mailing address for UCC filings and search requests?
How do I contact you?

Q: What is the logic used for an online secured search?
A:
See the Secured Search Logic Implementation Guide for further information.
Q: Is the debtor signature required for UCC filings?
A:
Minnesota Statutes contain no signature requirements.
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 duration of the filing for an additional 5 years.
Q: Does a UCC-3 Termination change the status of a UCC filing?
A:
No, the UCC-3 Termination does not change the status of a filing in the Central Filing System. The UCC filing remains in the active database until it's lapsed.
Q: How do I know you have received and filed our document?
A:
Two ways: 1) We will return an acknowledgement copy to you 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: 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 Minnesota Secretary of State.

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: 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: Is the SSN required on UCC Filings?
A:
Minnesota Statutes contain no SSN 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

 

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