Uniform Commerical Code

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Online Searching and Filing

Uniform Commercial Code - Fees

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Initial Filing Form – Mail and Fax Filings
* Fax Filings Will Result in Additional Fees
Filing Fee
UCC Financing Statement (UCC1)
*UCC Financing Statement Addendum (UCC1Ad) and
UCC Financing Statement Additional Party (UCC1AP)

* Note: The UCC1Ad and/or UCC1AP form may only be used in conjunction with the UCC1 form (See instructions on forms).
$15 for Two
pages or less;
$30 for Three
pages or more
Agricultural Lien
Aircraft Maintenance Lien
Contract Agricultural Lien

Transition Property Notice (TPN1)

Manufactured-Home Transaction
60.00
Public-Finance Transaction
Transmitting Utility
Utility Security Instrument
25.00
Notice of Federal Lien
10.00
Restitution Lien
5.00

Amendment Filing Form – Mail and Fax Filings
* Fax Filings Will Result in Additional Fees
* Filing Fee is Per Change per Amendment Form
Filing Fee
UCC Financing Statement Amendment (UCC3)
*UCC Financing Statement Amendment Addendum (UCC3Ad)
and UCC Financing Statement Amendment Additional Party (UCC3AP)

*Note: The UCC3Ad and/or UCC3AP form may only be used in conjunction with the UCC3 form (See instructions on forms).
$15 for Two
pages or less;
$30 for Three
pages or more
Agricultural Lien

Aircraft Maintenance Lien

Contract Agricultural Lien Amendment
Manufactured-Home Transaction
Public-Finance Transaction
Transition Property Notice
Transmitting Utility
Information Statement (UCC5)
Utility Security Instrument
25.00
Notice of Federal Lien
10.00
Restitution Lien
5.00
Contract Agricultural Lien Notice of Discharge
No fee
Judicial Finding of Fact

Information Request Form – Mail and Fax Filings
* Fax Filings Will Result in Additional Fees
Filing Fee
Information Request (Form UCC11) (Texas)
$15.00
Certified search report per debtor
Certification stamp for specified copies only request (each)
15.00
Certified copy (per page)
1.00
Plain copy (Public Information per page)
.10
Plain copy (per page)
.10
Secured Party Listing (Maximum of 3,000 filings)
15.00

Additional Fees
Filing Fee
Expedited handling of a filing document (per document) or certified search report (per debtor)
$15.00
Fax acknowledgment copy (per page)
2.00

SOSDirect Online Services – Internet Filings Only
Filing Fee
Initial Filing
 
UCC Financing Statement (UCC1)
$5.00
Manufactured-Home Transaction
60.00
Public-Finance Transaction
60.00
Amendment Filing
* Filing Fee is Per Change per Amendment Form
 
UCC Financing Statement Amendment (UCC3)
5.00
Manufactured-Home Transaction
5.00
Public-Finance Transaction
5.00
Master Filing
 
Master Assignment (50 or less assignments)
500.00
Master Amendment (50 or less amendments)
500.00
Each financing statement in excess of 50 (Master Assignment/Amendment only)
.50
Information Request
 
Certified search report per debtor
15.00
Certification stamp for specified copies only request (each)
15.00
Certified copy (per page)
1.00
Plain copy (Public Information per page)
.10
Plain copy (per page)
.10
Web Inquiry
1.00
Secured Party Listing (Maximum of 3,000 filings)
15.00

XML Web Services – Internet Filings Only
Filing Fee
Initial Filing
 
UCC Financing Statement (UCC1)
$5.00
Manufactured-Home Transaction
60.00
Public-Finance Transaction
60.00
Amendment Filing
* Filing Fee is Per Change per Amendment Form
 
UCC Financing Statement Amendment (UCC3)
5.00
Manufactured-Home Transaction
5.00
Public-Finance Transaction
5.00
Information Request
 
Search report per debtor/secured party
3.00

Bulk Order Fees – Internet Filings Only
Filing Fee
UCC Master Unload (New Master Unload) – With Data
$1,350.00
UCC Master Unload (Previous Master Unload) – With Data
1,150.00
UCC Daily Filing Update/Replacement (Subscription) – With Data & Images
90.00
UCC Daily Filing Update/Replacement (Subscription) – With Data
65.00
UCC Daily Filing Update/Replacement (Subscription) – With Images
65.00

The fee for a certified copy (per page) is pursuant to Section 405.031, Texas Government Code; the fee for expedited handling of a filing document (per document) or certified search report (per debtor) is pursuant to Section 405.032, Texas Government Code; and the fee for a fax acknowledgment copy (per page) is pursuant to Section 71.7, Texas Administrative Code.

Filing Options

SOSDirect Online Services

Filings may be submitted through the Internet by accessing the SOSDirect Online Services provided by the Office of the Secretary of State.  Reduced filing fees and instantaneous filing of submitted documents compared to the written document fees provide the incentive for filers to file by this method.  Information may be obtained on this web site at SOSDirect or please contact Sondra Hadley at (512) 475-2740.

XML Web Services

The Agency provides a business-to-government e-commerce service for the submission of bulk electronic filings using eXtensible Markup Language (XML). The UCC Web Service provides a means to file Financing Statements (UCC1) and Amendments (UCC3) and to submit Information Requests (UCC11) to the UCC Section through the Internet. An organization can use this service once they have opened an SOSDirect account. Information may be obtained on this website at UCC Web Services, including a copy of the Uniform Commercial Code Web Service Consumer's Guide or please contact Sondra Hadley at (512) 475-2740.

Telefacsimile (Fax) Transmission

Filings and information requests submitted by telefacsimile (fax) transmission are deemed to be expedited and will be subject to additional fees.  An additional fee of $15.00 is required for expedited processing of a filing or information request.  Also, an additional fee of $2.00 (per page) is required for a fax acknowledgement copy for expedite processing per filing or information request.  Filing fees for documents submitted for filing to the Office of the Secretary of State by telefacsimile (fax) transmission must be paid by a prefunded Secretary of State client account, credit card, or LegalEase.

Documents faxed on a Saturday, Sunday, state holiday, or after business hours of 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. (CT) will be deemed received on the next business day or when actually received by an employee of the Office of the Secretary of State.  For more information on telefacsimile filing, please contact UCC-Assist at (512) 475-2703. Our telefacsimile (fax) telephone number is (512) 463-1423.

Expedited Handling of Filing Documents

Expedited handling of filings may be requested by presenting documents in-person to the Office of the Secretary of State.  An additional fee of $15.00 per filing is required for expedited processing of an acknowledgment.

Expedited Handling of Information Requests

Search reports and copies of records may be expedited via mail, phone, or an in-person request.  An additional fee of $15.00 per request is required for expedited processing of information requests.

Payment of Filing Fees

Available Options

Filing fees may be paid by (1) check or money order payable to the Secretary of State; (2) a valid American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa credit card; (3) a funded LegalEase account; or (4) a prefunded Secretary of State client account.  Checks and money orders must be payable through a U.S. bank or financial institution.  Processing cash is time consuming and may delay receipt of your acknowledgment.  Filing fees and expedited handling fees for single or multiple documents may be included in the same payment instrument.  The Agency may process a refund of any overpayment.

Credit Card

Fees payable to the Secretary of State may be paid with a valid American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa credit card.  Fees paid by credit card are subject to a statutorily authorized convenience fee (currently 2.7%) of the total fees incurred, when applicable.  The convenience fee is assessed per credit card transaction.  The convenience fee, as well as the designation of acceptable credit cards, are subject to change in accordance with the existing contracts between this office, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, and the relevant financial institutions.

If you wish to utilize the credit card payment option, you must submit or transmit a completed Payment Form (Word, PDF) provided by this office or provide the following information in writing:

  1. Credit card to be used (i.e., American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa);
  2. Account number;
  3. Expiration date; and
  4. Signature of the cardholder.

LegalEase

LegalEase is a guaranteed electronic payment method that facilitates the payment of fees to governmental agencies.  The service is offered by Frost Bank of San Antonio.  To utilize the service a customer maintains funds in an account with Frost Bank and is issued a debit card.  The customer provides the card number when filing documents or paying for services received from the Agency.  The cost is charged to the customer’s account and payment is made by Frost Bank to the Secretary of State.  Information about LegalEase is not available from the Agency, but may be obtained by contacting Frost Bank at (800) 253-5749.

If you wish to utilize the LegalEase payment option, you must submit or transmit a completed Payment Form (Word, PDF) provided by this office or provide the following information in writing:

  1. Card number;
  2. Client number; and
  3. Case number.

Telephone Numbers

UCC Financing Statement Form UCC1 and UCC Financing Statement Amendment Form UCC3 Filing Information
     (512) 475-2703
Information Request Form UCC11 (Lien Certificates/Copies/Fax)
     (512) 475-2703
SOSDirect (Online Searching and Filing) Information
     (512) 475-2740
Telefacsimile (Fax) Transmissions
     (512) 463-1423

Location

Mailing Address:
Secretary of State
Uniform Commercial Code
PO Box 13193
Austin, TX  78711-3193
Street Address:
Secretary of State
Uniform Commercial Code
1019 Brazos, Suite 505
Austin, TX  78701
Delivery Service Address:
Secretary of State
Uniform Commercial Code
1019 Brazos, Room B-05
Austin, TX  78701