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UCC (Uniform Commercial Code)

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  • The UCC purpose is evidence that a debtor and a secured party intend to engage in or have engaged in a secured transaction using specified collateral as security.
  • It is only necessary to file in one parish to properly perfect a security interest, notwithstanding the location of the collateral, the location of debtor.
  • The Secretary of State is not authorized to accept UCC filings.
INFORMATION NEEDED TO FILE -UCC 1 AND UCC 1F (Farm filing) UCC 3 and UCC 3F (Farm filing)
  • Give the debtor's name and address. If additional debtor, check fee schedule for additional amount.
  • Farm filings must have the social security number or tax identification number.
  • Give the secured party name and address.
  • A description of the collateral.
  • If a fixture filing there is an additional amount. Check fee schedule.
  • If a non-standard form, there is an additional amount charged.
  • A financing statement is effective for a period of five years from the date of filing.
  • A public financing transaction is effective for thirty years. Check fee schedule for an additional amount.
  • A transmitting utility has no expiration date. Check fee schedule for additional amount.
  • Within 2 business days the Secretary of State will send a confirmation to the debtor and secured party.
  • Before the five years ends you must file a continuation.
  • UCC 3 forms are used to file continuation, terminations, amendments, etc.
  • If there was an error in the original filing an amendment must be filed. You always have to have the original file number to be able to file the UCC 3 and UCC 3F.
  • If there is a new assignee, an assignment must be filed.
  • Name of person or business exactly as you want the search.
  • Contact information of person and/or business requesting the search.
Link for secured parties to get more information about filing UCC's Online
Link to create UCC Online Filing Credentials
Link to start a UCC Filing in Calcasieu Parish
Fee Schedule


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