Okla. County Clerk Explains Benefits of Central Filing of Financial Statements

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Why central filing?

The Uniform Commercial Code was designed to give notice to all interested parties of an existing security interest in collateral.

There are several benefits to going to a central filing format and designating a central point for UCC financing statements. Benefits include:

* Reduces the confusion on where to file.

* Provides one set of rules for filing UCCs.

* Eliminates the need to dual file UCCs in the same state.

* Provides one location to search for information on debtors.

* Reduces the overall time to search, file, and conduct business transaction and to increase public access to information.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Where to file a UCC document beginning July 1, 2001?

A: Oklahoma UCC Central Filing Office in the office of Carolynn Caudill, Oklahoma County Clerk.

Q: Types of filings?

A: UCC-1 Initial Financing Statement, UCC-3 Financing Statement Amendment, Continuation, Assignments and Terminations.

Q: File forms?

A: The Oklahoma UCC Central Filing Office will require all filings to be made on forms that meet the requirements of Oklahoma Statute Supp. …