Uniform Commercial Code

Requirements for Uniform Commercial Code (UCC's)

Effective July 1, 2008, the database for filing Uniform Commercial Code (UCC's) is no longer maintained in the Recorder of Deeds office.  Contact the office of Secretary of State for filing information.

UCC-1 Filings in Real Estate Records

  • If a UCC-1 has collateral in real property, file in the county recorder's office where the debtor's real property is located.
  • There is no signature required on the new approved standard form with the required addendum attached, to file or terminate a UCC in real estate records. 
  • If any form is presented other than the State approved form, it must comply with all statutory recording requirements. 
  • Statutory recording fees will apply to all real estate filings.