General Information








About the UCC Division

The Uniform Commercial Code Division is the central filing office for the perfection of personal property liens.  These liens are perfected by filing a UCC-1 Financing Statement showing the name and address of the debtor and the secured party along with a description of the collateral.  These financing statements are effective for five years and may be continued for an additional five years.  Information on these filings, either by a listing or copies, is provided to any requesting party.

Each year, the U.C.C. Division receives more than 135,000 filings and fulfills 30,000 requests for filing information.

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UCC Fee Schedule

The fee for filing on initial financing statement, amendment, assignment, continuation and termination by paper is $17.00 plus $1.00 per page.  Search requests are $27.00 plus $1.00 per page for copies.

Electronic Online filings are $10.00 per filing. View the entire fee schedule.

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Filings in the Recorder of Deeds Office

Recorders of Deeds (the local county offices) only accept UCC filings for fixtures, standing timber and as-extracted collateral filings.  These real estate-related filings will be recorded in the real estate records at the county level.

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New Filings in the State – Where to File

UCC filings should be made in the state where the debtor is located.  Filings where the debtor is a registered entity are to be filed in the state where the entity is registered.  Filings for a non-registered entity are to be filed in the state where the entity's chief executive office is located.

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UCC Forms

Missouri 's UCC forms are required to be in the format approved by the International Association of Commercial Administrators (Section 400.9-521, RSMo).

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