UCC (Uniform Commercial Code)


 Effective July 1, 2001, only UCC's with fixture will be filed in the local
Register of Deeds Office.  All other filings are filed with the North
Carolina Secretary of State's Office.  For further information, you may
reach this office at their website, http://www.sosnc.com, or via telephones
at (919) 807-2111.

A UCC non-fixture is a security agreement on personal property that is recorded to protect the lender's, or secured party's, investment. In a security agreement, a loan of money is secured by personal property as collateral, thereby giving the lender rights in the property. All non-fixtures will be filed at the Secretary of State's Office only. The local Register of Deeds Office will only file fixture (real estate related) filing UCC'S.

Effective July 1, 2001, all original UCC's and amended UCC's to be filed in North Carolina will be filed at the Secretary of State's Office in Raleigh, unless the UCC or amendment form indicates that the document is to be filed in the real estate records of the local filing office and meets all requirements of Revised Article 9.

Only financing statements or amendments whose collateral includes fixtures, timber to be cut, or as-extracted collateral should be filed in the local filing office.

Local filing offices will no longer perform searches on UCC's filed after June 30, 2001.

Local filings may be mailed to:
Register of Deeds
226 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560
All other N.C. filings:
N.C. Secretary of State, UCC Division
PO Box 29626
Raleigh, NC  27626-0626

Checks should be made payable to: Register of Deeds, 226 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC 28560.

Additional information and National Standard Forms may be obtained from the N. C. Secretary of State's website: http://www.sosnc.com.

UCC Fees:
Filing fees for initial financing statements, correction statements,
and all amendments, including terminations:

One or two pages$38.00
Three to ten pages$45.00
Over ten pages$45.00 plus $2.00 per page over ten



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