The Uniform Commercial Code Section’s main objective is to review all documents for statutory compliance, then accept or reject the documents as soon as possible. All accepted documents are processed in a timely manner, recorded, filed, and made available to the public upon request.
The Uniform Commercial Code Section (UCC) is the central filing office for certain financing statements and other documents provided for under the Uniform Commercial Code since 1966. Documents filed in the central filing office relate to the following:
- Financing Statement, Transmitting Utility, Manufactured-Home Transaction, and Public-Finance Transaction [Texas Business and Commerce Code (UCC), Title 1, Chapter 9];
- Utility Security Instrument [Texas Business and Commerce Code, Title 8, Chapter 261];
- Notice of Federal Lien [Texas Property Code, Title 3, Chapter 14];
- Restitution Lien [Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Part 1, Chapter 42, Article 42.22];
- Agricultural Chemical and Seed Liens [Texas Agriculture Code, Title 5, Chapter 128];
- Liens for Animal Feed [Texas Agriculture Code, Title 6, Chapter 188];
- Aircraft Maintenance Lien [Texas Property Code; Title 5, Chapter 70, Sections 70.3031-70.307];
- Contract Agricultural Lien [Texas Property Code, Title 5, Chapter 70, Sections 70.401-70.410];
- Transition Property Notice [Texas Utilities Code, Title 2, Chapter 39, Section 39.309]; and
- Judicial Finding of Fact [Texas Government Code, Title 2, Chapter 51, Sections 51.901-51.905].
Effective September 1, 2005, under Section 405.022 of the Texas Government Code, the Office of the Secretary of State is requesting the assistance of the Attorney General to determine whether a document is fraudulent prior to filing. The Attorney General's office will determine if legal action should be taken against fraudulent filers.