Effective July 1, 2001 only UCCs 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 at https://www.sosnc.gov or via telephone to 919-807-2111.

A UCC non-fixture is a security agreement on personal property that is recorded to protect the lenders 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 Deed's Office will only file fixture (real-estate-related) filing UCCs.

Effective July 1, 2001, all original UCCs and amended UCCs 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 UCCs filed after June 30, 2001.

Local filings may be mailed to:

Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 118
Smithfield, NC 27577

All other North Carolina filings should be mailed to:

NC Secretary of State
UCC Division
P.O. Box 29626
Raleigh, NC 27626-0626

Additional information and National Standard Forms may be obtained from the North Carolina Secretary of State's web site at https://www.sosnc.gov

UCC Fees (effective July 1, 2001)
Filing fees for initial financing statements, correction statements, and all amendments, including terminations, are as follows:
One or two pages: $38
Three to 10 pages: $45
Over 10 pages: $45 plus $2 for each page over 10

Fees for Information Request (UCC-11) on UCCs filed before July 2, 2001 are as follows:
$38 per name searched
$2 per page

UCC Forms

There are three primary types of UCC filings, as described below:

UCC: Financing Statement
The UCC Financing Statement Form is used in an initial filing of a financing statement. According to (General Statute) G.S. 25-9-402, a financing statement must contain the following information:

• Secured party's name 
• Debtor's name 
• Debtor's mailing address 
• Statement indicating or describing type(s) of collateral

UCC: Financing Statement Change
The UCC Financing Statement Form, Correction Form is used for five kinds of secondary statements, as follows:

• Continuation of a financing statement 
• Termination of a financing statement 
• Assignment of a secured party's rights under a financing statement 
• Amendment to a financing statement 
• Release of all or part of the collateral covered by a financing statement


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