The following forms are available as pdfs.
Click here to see the Central Notification (CNS) Fee Schedule.
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:
Minnesota Secretary of State - Uniform Commercial Code
First National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street, Suite N201
Saint Paul, MN 55101