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UCC Instructions for Maryland

The Business Services database can be searched by business name, Department ID number, UCC filing number or debtor name. The web site address is http://sdat.resiusa.org/ucc-charter/

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. 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
If the organization is a registered organization, you can search for the exact legal name of the organization on our web site at http://sdatcert3.resiusa.org/ucc-charter.


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 on our web site at http://sdatcert3.resiusa.org/ucc-charter.


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.

Item 7
Maryland does not perform searches of its records. You may contract with a private company that will do a search for you, search the records via our web site at http://sdatcert3.resiusa.org/ucc-charter, or search the records in any of our 24 local assessment offices. Click here for a list of office locations and hours.

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). For example, 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.

 If you have questions regarding these instructions or the information below telephone the UCC division at 410-767-1459, Monday through Friday 8:30 - 4:30.
Filing Fees                  Filings of 8 or fewer pages: $25.00.     Filings of 9 or more pages: $75.00

Expedited service fee:
When you request expedited service by mail or submit a document by fax, we will process the document by the end of the business day following the day we receive the document. If you deliver the document in person to our Preston Street office, we will normally process the document while you wait. The expedited service fee for financing statement filings is $50 in addition to regular filing fees.

Submitting Documents  Documents or requests for copies can be submitted by mail, by fax, or in person.
Mail documents to
     State Department of Assessments and Taxation
     Corporate Charter Division/UCC
     301 W Preston St
     Baltimore, MD 21201
If you want expedited service, write "Expedited Service Requested" on the envelope and on a note accompanying the filing. Make your check or money order payable to State Department of Assessments and Taxation.

Fax
We will process documents you submit by fax in an expedited manner and will charge you normal filing fees plus the expedited service fee. The fax you send us should contain a cover sheet with your MasterCard or Visa account number, expiration date, name as it appears on the charge card, and signature to authorize the charge. Fax to 410-333-7097.

In Person
You may bring documents to our office at 301 West Preston Street, in 8th floor, Baltimore, Maryland. Our offices are open Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays. Walk-in service hours are 8:30am - 4:30pm