The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) is a set of laws that govern commercial transactions. These transactions include borrowing money, leases, contracts and the sale of goods. The UCC allows lenders to see what other lenders have secured as collateral for a business loan. There are several forms within the UCC that business owners should understand, but the UCC-1 form, also known as a Financing Statement, is among the most important.
UCC online services is a convenient resource where you can file UCC liens, browse the UCC database and get official search certificates. It's here: Uniform Commercial Code Online Services.
To learn more about UCC filing requirements and to file a UCC Financing Statement or UCC Amendment, visit the Uniform Commercial Code website.