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UCC Frequently Asked Questions

1. What does UCC stand for?
2. How can I get UCC-1 or UCC-3 forms?
3. What are the UCC filing fees?
4. Now that the Department of State, Division of Corporations has privatized the Florida Secured Transaction Registry, to whom should I make my check payable?
5. Should I include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with my processing request?
6. Should I include additional copies of my filing request when I submit the request to FLORIDAUCC, LLC?
7. Where do I send my filing?
8. How long does it take for my UCC document to be processed?
9. How do I do my own search on the Internet?
10. When conducting a search, what does "Compact" name mean? What does "Actual" name mean?
11. What copies of UCC documents can I get from the Internet?
12. How do I get a copy of a UCC document that is not available from the Internet?
13. Do the UCC filings reflect Tax Liens also?
14. Having trouble viewing the website?

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1. What does UCC stand for?

UCC stands for Uniform Commercial Code.

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2. How can I get UCC-1 or UCC -3 forms?

UCC forms can be downloaded from the Internet at www.floridaucc.com. Click on the "Forms" option. Downloading forms from the Internet is the only option for obtaining forms provided by FLORIDAUCC, LLC; however, forms can also be obtained from forms suppliers. You can view a list of forms suppliers at: www.floridaucc.com. From the Forms page, click on "Forms Supplier".

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3. What are the UCC filing fees?

The UCC filing fees are listed on the Internet at: www.floridaucc.com. Click on the "Fees" option.

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4. Now that the Department of State, Division of Corporations has privatized the Florida Secured Transaction Registry, to whom should I make my check payable?

Make checks payable to FLORIDAUCC, LLC or Florida Department of State.

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5. Should I include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with my processing request?

No. Please do not include any type of return envelope (self-addressed envelopes, overnight mail service envelopes) with your processing request. While FLORIDAUCC, LLC will generate an acknowledgment in response to every processing request, these acknowledgments will not be returned using envelopes supplied by the requester.

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6. Should I include additional copies of my filing request when I submit the request to FLORIDAUCC, LLC?

No. Please include only one copy of each processing request. Including additional copies of processing requests increases the time it takes to process each request, and additional copies will not be returned to the requester.

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7. Where do I send my filing?

See the Contacts Information page for Mailing, Walk-In, and Overnight delivery addresses.

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8. How long does it take for my UCC Document to be processed?

The UCC filings submitted to the filing office are posted to the Florida Secured Transaction Registry as soon as processing is complete. Items processed and placed in the Florida Secured Transaction Registry are immediately available via the Internet.

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9. How do I do my own search on the Internet?

You can access the UCC filed records for the Florida Secured Transaction Registry on the Internet at: www.floridaucc.com. Click on the "Search" option. Choose one item in the "Select Search Type" box, then enter the appropriate data in the "Name/Document Number" box, and click on "search". The exact name or number or the nearest alphabetic or numeric entry will be displayed. Click on the number of the entry(ies) you are interested in. "HELP" information is available on the Internet at: www.floridaucc.com. Click on the "Help" option.

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10. When conducting a search, what does "Compact" name mean? What does "Actual" name mean?

Search definitions

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11. What copies of UCC documents can I get from the Internet?

TIFF images of Florida UCC filings can be downloaded from the Internet for all filings from 1997 to the present. To view the document you must have a TIFF viewer associated with your Internet browser. Many current browsers, beginning with Netscape and Internet Explorer versions 4.0, include a TIFF viewer.

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12. How do I get a copy of a UCC document that is not available from the Internet?

Copies of UCC documents filed prior to 1997 must be requested by UCC file number from FLORIDAUCC, LLC. Please send requests to the following address:

FLORIDAUCC, LLC
P.O. Box 5588
Tallahassee, FL 32314

The cost for printing documents is $1.00 per page. You will be notified of the total number of pages printed in response to your request, and the cost of your request. Checks for requests should be made payable to FLORIDAUCC, LLC

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13. Do the UCC filings reflect Tax Liens also?

No, Tax Liens are not included with UCC filing information on the www.floridaucc.com web site. Information on Tax Liens is maintained at the Department of State, Division of Corporations.

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