National Financing Statement

A financing statement (Form UCC1) is filed to perfect a security interest in named collateral and establishes priority in case of debtor default or bankruptcy.

This office will only accept the California revised National Financing Statement (Form UCC1) which blacks out the social security number boxes. The Addendum (Form UCC1Ad) and the Additional Party forms (Forms UCC1AP) should only be completed and submitted with the Form UCC1 if they are needed to record additional debtors and/or secured parties.

This National Financing Statement (Form UCC1) must be reproduced in a format prescribed by the Uniform Commercial Code, including printing on 8 1/2” x 11” white paper. Submittals that do not conform to the specifications will be rejected.

Please send the original document only. You will automatically receive an acknowledgement copy of the accepted document and an acknowledgment letter. You only need to send an additional copy if you are requesting a search using the National Financing Statement (Form UCC1). You need to send additional copies for each debtor name searched, additional copies should be marked “Search Copy.”

National Financing Statement & Addendum (Form UCC1) (pdf ~212KB)

Uniform Commercial
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