Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING STATE GOVERNMENT CLOSURE

In observance of Labor Day, the Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions will be closed Monday, September 5, 2022.

Notice: The Secretary of State's office offers an online UCC Search and Filing Service. To file a UCC by paper, please visit https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/ucc/national.html to obtain the current form and mail it to the address listed on the forms page. If you would like information about UCC rules, please visit UCC Administrative Rules.

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) liens cover personal property used as collateral by a 'debtor' to secure a loan. (The same way that a mortgage secures the loan on real property.) Maine UCC law is found in Title 11 Section 9A

The UCC lien filed with the Secretary of State acts as a public notice by the 'creditor' of the creditor's interest in the property.

Liens on fixtures, timber to be cut, or extracted minerals, use UCC forms but are filed at the appropriate County Registry of Deeds.

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