Uniform Commercial Code Filing Changes Take Effect Today

Monday, July 01, 2013

Tennessee’s Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filing system, which is administered by the Secretary of State’s Business Services Division, underwent significant change, effective immediately. On the same day that statutory changes in the UCC system approved by the General Assembly last year are going into effect, the division has activated its new UCC filing system.

The new UCC filing system replaces technology that has been used by the division since 1997 and offers customers new conveniences, including online filing capabilities.

"Our objectives for the new UCC filing system are greater accessibility, timeliness and efficiency for our UCC filing customers," Secretary of State Tre Hargett said.

The recent statutory changes required the creation of new rules and the development of new Tennessee UCC filing forms. Access to online UCC services and information on the changes can be found at http://tnbear.tn.gov/UCC.


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