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UCC FILING STATEMENTS

NOTE: Due to the fact that the laws governing the formation and operation of business entities and the effectiveness of a UCC Financing Statement involves more than filing documents with our office, we suggest you consult an attorney, accountant or other professional.

Statutes and Regulations: The statutory basis for these regulations is Section § 9-101 (Title 9), Commercial Law, Annotated Code of Maryland. Please use the online Maryland Code to view the most recent updates to § 9-101 (Title 9) and other MD Statutes.

§ 9-101 (Title 9)- Secured Transactions
Subtitle 1 - General Provisions
Subtitle 2 - Effectiveness of Security Agreement; Attachment of Security Agreement; Rights of Parties to Security Agreement
Subtitle 3 - Perfection and Priority
Subtitle 4 - Rights of Third Parties
Subtitle 5 - Filing
Subtitle 6 - Default
Subtitle 7 - Transition
         (COMAR Online) Regulations; search for Title 18 UCC Filing Statement Regulations


MARYLAND CODE COVERING FRADULENT FILINGS
MD COMMERCIAL LAW Code Ann. §9-518 MD CRIMINAL LAW Code Ann. §3-808
MD COMMERCIAL LAW Code Ann. §9-625 MD CRIMINAL LAW Code Ann. §9-508
   
NOTE: UNDER MD CRIMINAL LAW, A PERSON WHO FILES IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ASSESSMENTS AND TAXATION A LIEN OR ENCUMBRANCE AGAINST THE PERSONAL PROPERTY OF ANOTHER THAT IS BASED ON A FALSE, FICTITIOUS OR FRAUDULENT STATEMENT IS GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR AND SUBJECT TO IMPRISONMENT NOT EXCEEDING ONE YEAR OR A FINE NOT EXCEEDING $10,000 OR BOTH FOR THE FIRST OFFENSE.

Filing Fees: Filings of 8 or fewer pages $25.    Filings of 9 or more pages $75.

UCC FORMS & INSTRUCTIONS

MARYLAND SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE FORMS BELOW
UCC1 - National UCC Financing Statement and instructions
UCC1Ad - National UCC Financing Statement Addendum and instructions
UCC3 - National Financing Statement Amendment and instructions
UCC3Ad - National Financing Statement Amendment Addendum and instructions
  (There are no Maryland-specific instructions for this form; follow the instructions provided on the back of the national form.)
UCC5 - National Financing Statement Correction Statement and instructions

Record Searches:Unlike many other states, the Department of Assessments and Taxation does not search records. View a listings of private companies that will search UCC filings.

Rejection of Filings: Reasons for refusing a UCC record presented for filing

For questions not answered on these pages, call our Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) division at 410-767-1459. (If you are in Maryland but outside the Baltimore area, you may call 1-888-246-5941 and select options 1, then 2, then 1.)