Wake County Register of Deeds | Tammy Brunner

UCC Information

​The Uniform Commercial Code is a set of guidelines pertaining to commercial law. It provides a method of giving notice of a security interest in personal property to interested third parties.

The code provides for the recording of security agreements in which a loan of money is secured by collateral, thereby giving the lender rights to the property.

There are two primary types of UCC filings:

UCC-1: Financing Statement

The UCC-1 is an initial filing of a financing statement. According to N.C.G.S. § 25-9-502, a financing statement must contain the following information:

  • Secured party's name and address
  • Debtor's name and address
  • Statement indicating types and/or descriptions of collateral
  • Indicate it should be filed in the real estate records

Note: Submit a single copy for recording.

UCC-3: Financing Statement Amendment

The UCC-3 (amendment) is used for five kinds of secondary statements:

  1. Continuation of a financing statement
  2. Termination of a financing statement
  3. Assignment of a secured party's rights under a financing statement
  4. Amendments to a financing statement
  5. Release of part (or all) of the collateral covered by a financing statement

How to Search for a UCC filing?

Search for UCC's filed after July 1, 2001, online in Consolidated Real Property Index.

Fees and Payment

UCC-1    $38. ($45 if greater than 2 pages + $2 per page exceeding 10 pages. For example, a 13-page filing would cost $51.)

UCC-3    $38. ($45 if greater than 2 pages + $2 per page exceeding 10 pages. For example, a 13-page filing would cost $51.)

Make checks payable to:
Wake County Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 1897, Raleigh, NC 27602

Questions?

Contact us at 919-856-5490 or email recording@wakegov.com