Notice: 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 UCCs.
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 Filings
All other NC filings may be mailed to: NC Secretary of State, UCC Division P.O. Box 29626 Raleigh, NC 27626-0626
Checks should be made payable to: Register of Deeds 226 Pollock Street New Bern, NC 28560