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-- For small portions of the day on September 09 and September 10, 2009 the "FILED ACTUAL DEBTOR NAME SEARCH" was returning an error message and no results. The technical difficulties have been resolved and procedures implemented to prevent a reoccurrence. Filers should review and confirm all searches performed on September 09 and September 10, 2009, to ensure accuracy.

-- NOTICE OF FEE INCREASE: Pursuant to Section 24, Chapter 2009-72, Laws of Florida, beginning on July 1, 2009, the fee for the first page of an initial financing statement (UCC1) was increased from $25.00 to $35.00. Please click here to view Section 24, Chapter 2009-72, Laws of Florida. The text related to the fee increase is on page 18.

-- Effective June 8, 2009, the implementation of online filing as an additional option for users wishing to file UCC documents has been postponed. Updates will be posted on this web page as they become available.

-- Effective Wednesday, March 11, 2009, FLORIDAUCC, LLC made a change to the procedures associated with annotating the date and time of filing for each UCC document processed. The current procedure is to annotate the UCC documents with the actual date of receipt and a time of 12:00am. The new procedure will be to annotate UCC documents picked up from the United States Post office each morning with the actual date of receipt and an 8:00am time of receipt, and to annotate all other UCC documents received with the actual date and time of receipt.

-- On February 10, 2009, changes were made to several of the approved Florida UCC forms. Please access the FORMS page to download the revised forms.

-- On October 6, 2008, the Florida Secured Transaction Registry experienced technical difficulties that resulted in some searches returning inaccurate search results. We believe searches that included special characters e.g. apostrophes, ampersands etc., in searching for filings such as “Brown’s company” or “B & H company” were the primary searches affected. The technical difficulties have been resolved and procedures implemented to prevent a reoccurrence. Filers should review and confirm all searches performed on October 6, 2008, to ensure accuracy.

-- Over the weekend of October 3-5, 2008, a scheduled outage occurred to perform maintenance to the web site. A new web page design was installed for the Florida Secured Transaction Registry.

-- To the best of our ability we have attempted to remove all social security numbers from this website. If you should see a social security number, please email us at: help@FLORIDAUCC.com or call us at: 850-222-8526 with the location of the number so that it may be removed.

-- Over the weekend of January 5-7, 2007, the Florida Secured Transaction Registry experienced technical difficulties that resulted in some filings being posted with an incorrect filing status. The technical difficulties have been resolved and procedures implemented to prevent a reoccurrence. Filers should review their recent filings to confirm that the status of their filing is accurately reflected in the Registry.

-- Effective Sunday, April 17, 2005, FLORIDAUCC, LLC staff will no longer perform searches of the Florida Secured Transaction Registry. The floridaucc.com web site will not be affected by this procedural change.

-- Over the weekend of October 18, 2003, FLORIDAUCC, LLC made updates to this web site in response to legislation passed in Florida Statutes Chapter 679. The filing status designations of "Active", "Inactive" and "Lapsed" were updated to "Filed" or "Lapsed". All search options involving debtor names were updated to incorporate the Filed and Lapsed status designations.

-- The Florida Department of State privatized the process of filing and maintaining the Florida Secured Transaction Registry, effective October 1, 2001. Florida UCC, LLC and its partner the Florida Bankers Association, have been selected as the vendor for this contract. If you have questions, please email us at: help@FLORIDAUCC.com or call us at 850.222.8526