Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

Involves filing and maintaining financing statements on secured transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code; information about and copies of filed documents.

Pursuant to T.C.A. § 39-17-117, It is a Class E felony for any person to knowingly prepare, sign, or file any lien or other document with the intent to encumber any real or personal property when such person has no reasonable basis or any legal cause to place such lien or encumbrance on such real property.

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Online file UCC financing statements and access the UCC database.
Online access to over one million UCC records. Search by debtor name or UCC document number to obtain information on UCC1 Financing Statements maintained by the Division of Business Services.
Comprehensive list of UCC Frequently Asked Questions.

Revisions to Tennessee’s UCC statute went into effect on July 1, 2013. Only the most current versions of UCC forms can be used for UCC filings with the Tennessee Secretary of State. Tennessee forms – listed below – or forms from the International Association of Commercial Administrators with the latest revision dates will be accepted for filing. Please consult the chart below for the necessary form revision dates.

Form Name IACA Form Revision Date TN Form Revision Date
UCC1 Financing Statement 4/20/2011 7/1/2013
UCC1AD Financing Statement Addendum 4/20/2011 7/1/2013
UCC1AP Financing Statement Additional Party 8/22/2011 7/1/2013
UCC3 Financing Statement Amendment 4/20/2011 7/1/2013
UCC3AD Financing Statement Amendment Addendum 4/20/2011 7/1/2013
UCC3AP Financing Statement Amendment Additional Party 8/22/2011 7/1/2013
UCC5 Information Statement 7/19/2012 7/1/2013
UCC11 Information Request 7/19/2012 7/1/2013

Provides notice that a creditor has a security interest in a debtor’s personal property.
Provides additional space for required information.
Add an additional secured party, debtor, or assignee.
Renew, assign, terminate, or reflect changes to a financing statement.
Provides additional space for required information . This addendum also covers timber, as-extracted collateral, fixtures, and real-estate.
Add additional secured party or assignee.
Allows a debtor to make a note in the file about something regarding the filing that they feel is incorrect.
Request information regarding UCC records on file with the Business Services Division.
UCC Filing Fee Schedule.