UCC Filing Instructions for Maryland

Maryland Specific Instructions for UCC Filings

How to File UCC Documents with the Department

Online:  Electronic UCC filing, search & document retrieval

Mail:  
Documents or requests for copies can be submitted to, State Department of Assessments and Taxation /UCC 
301 W Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 

In Person: You may bring documents to our office at 301 West Preston St, 8th floor, Baltimore, Maryland. Our offices are open Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays. Walk-in service hours for UCC filings are 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Filing Fees:  
Filings of 8 or fewer pages: $25.00.  Filings of 9 or more pages: $75.00.

If you have further questions telephone the UCC division at 410-767-1459, Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Instructions for UCC Forms

 UCC1: While the Department of Assessments and Taxation does not require use of any particular form for financing statement filings, we strongly recommend use of the standard National UCC Financing Statement Amendment (Form UCC1). These instructions are meant to supplement the line-by-line instructions on the back of that form.

Items A and B
We strongly recommend that you complete items A and B. If there is an error or other problem with the filing, it will allow us to contact you.

Item 1a
If the organization is a registered organization, you can search for the exact legal name of the organization through our Business Entity Search.

Item 1e
This item should correspond to the prefix on the organization's Department ID number (e.g. A12345678). You may abbreviate the type of organization.
Prefix Type of Organization
A  Limited Liability Partnership
B  Business Trust
D  Stock Corporation
L  General Partnership
M  Limited Partnership
W  Limited Liability Company

Item 1g
This item should start with the two-letter postal abbreviation for Maryland, MD, followed a space and the Department ID number (1 letter 8 digits -- e.g. MD A12345678). You can search for the Department ID number through our Business Entity Search.

Item 6
If this item is checked, the filing should not be made with the Department. The filing should be made with the circuit court clerk for the county in which the real property is located.


UCC1Ad: While the Department of Assessments and Taxation does not require use of any particular form for financing statement filings, we strongly recommend use of the standard National UCC Financing Statement Amendment (Form UCC1Ad). These instructions are meant to supplement the line-by-line instructions on the back of that form.

Item 10
This should be left blank for statements filed with the Department.

Items 13-15
If any of the boxes in Item 13 are checked, the statement should be filed with the circuit court clerk in the county in which the real property is located.


UCC3: While the Department of Assessments and Taxation does not require use of any particular form for financing statement filings, we strongly recommend use of the standard National UCC Financing Statement Amendment (Form UCC3).These instructions are meant to supplement the line-by-line instructions on the back of that form.

Items A and B
We strongly recommend that you complete items A and B. This is name and address to which we will return the original document after we have recorded it. Also, if there is an error or other problem with the filing, it will allow us to contact you.

Item 1a
Maryland assigns a unique, 16-digit ID number to each financing statement.

Item 1b
If this item is checked, the filing should not be made with the Department. The filing should be made with the circuit court clerk for the county in which the real property is located.

Item 7e
This item should correspond to the prefix on the organization's Department ID number (Item 1g). You may abbreviate the type of organization.
Prefix Type of Organization
A Limited Liability Partnership
B Business Trust
D Stock Corporation
L General Partnership
M Limited Partnership
W Limited Liability Company

Item 7g
This item should start with the two-letter postal abbreviation for Maryland, MD, followed a space and the Department ID number (1 letter 8 digits -- e.g. MD E12345678).


UCC5: While the Department of Assessments and Taxation does not require use of any particular form for financing statement filings, we strongly recommend use of the standard National UCC Financing Statement Amendment (Form UCC5). These instructions are meant to supplement the line-by-line instructions on the back of that form.

Items A and B
We strongly recommend that you complete items A and B. This is name and address to which we will return the original document after we have recorded it. Also, if there is an error or other problem with the filing, it will allow us to contact you.

Item 1b
Maryland assigns a unique, 16-digit ID number to each financing statement.

Item 3
This item should be completed for financing statements filed with the clerk of court, not the Department of Assessments and Taxation.

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