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UCC Chapter 3 of Title 9 DCMR

Section 336.2 (c): UCC Fees

Article 9 UCC Filings
Financing Statements and related filings (inclusive of but not limited to following list):

  • Security Agreements (Chattels)
  • Financing Statements
  • Continuation Statements
  • Terminations
  • Amendments, Re-recordings and Corrections to Security, Financing, Continuation, Termination, Assignments, and Release Statements
  • Partial Release of Financing Statements
  • Release of Financing Statements
  • Affidavits
  • Statements of Release
  • Assignment of Financing Statements

The UCC filings listed above may be filed using electronic or paper media.

Electronic Filing: Article 9 UCC
When the filing is communicated electronically to the filing office, the basic fees shall be:
UCC Filing - $25.00
Surcharge per each document - $6.50
Processing fee - $5.00

Paper Filing: Article 9 UCC
UCC Filing - $25.00
Surcharge per each document - $6.50