Q: How long is my filing active?
A: Financing Statement, Statutory Agricultural liens are active for 5 years.
A Transmitting Utility is perpetual.
Manufactured Home and Public Finance liens are active for 30 years.
A Continuation filing will extend the duration of the filing for an additional 5 years.
Q: Where can I get UCC forms?
A: Click here for the International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA) forms, the only forms acceptable for filing UCC financing statements. Only one copy is required.
Q: How do I know you have received and filed our paper document?
A: We will return an acknowledgement copy to you that will be file stamped.
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. The UCC filing remains in the active database until it has lapsed.
Q: Is the debtor signature required for UCC filings?
A: No, Minnesota Statutes contain no signature requirements.
Q: Is there an extra cost for additional pages or debtor names or is the $20 per filing fee a flat fee?
A: The fee is a flat fee of $20 when filing by paper or online regardless of the number of pages or names submitted.
Q: Can more than one action on one UCC-3 form be checked?
A: Yes, there is a $20 fee for each action checked on the form, so make sure when completing the form that the actions are checked accurately.
Q: Is the SSN required on UCC Filings?
A: No, Minnesota Statutes contain no SSN requirements.
Q: What makes a UCC form Standard?
A: The International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA) forms are the only acceptable forms for filing UCC financing statements. Only one copy is required.
Q: What is the mailing address for UCC filings and search requests?
A: Minnesota Secretary of State - Uniform Commercial Code
First National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street, Suite N201
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Q: Who do I make the check payable to?
A: Your check can be made payable to the Minnesota Secretary of State.
Q: How do I contact you?
A: You may contact the UCC Department by email or phone:
Fax: 651-296-2803 opt. 4
Greater MN toll free: 1-877-551-6767