Maryland Specific Instructions for UCC Filings

How to File UCC Documents with the Department

Filing Fees: Filings of 8 or fewer pages cost $25 and filings of 9 or more pages cost $75.
*Beginning October 1, 2020, filings of 8 or fewer pages will be $28, and filings of 9 or more pages will be $79.50.

If you have further questions please email the UCC division at sdat.ucc@maryland.gov or call at 410-767-1459.

Instructions for UCC Forms

 UCC1: While the Department of Assessments and Taxation does not require use of any particular form for financing statement filings, we strongly recommend use of the standard National UCC Financing Statement Amendment (Form UCC1). These instructions are meant to supplement the line-by-line instructions on the back of that form.

Items A and B
We strongly recommend that you complete items A and B. If there is an error or other problem with the filing, it will allow us to contact you.

Item 1a
If the organization is a registered organization, you can search for the exact legal name of the organization through our Business Entity Search.

Item 1e
This item should correspond to the prefix on the organization's Department ID number (e.g. A12345678). You may abbreviate the type of organization.
Prefix Type of Organization
A  Limited Liability Partnership
B  Business Trust
D  Stock Corporation
L  General Partnership
M  Limited Partnership
W  Limited Liability Company

Item 1g
This item should start with the two-letter postal abbreviation for Maryland, MD, followed a space and the Department ID number (1 letter 8 digits -- e.g. MD A12345678). You can search for the Department ID number through our Business Entity Search.

Item 6
If this item is checked, the filing should not be made with the Department. The filing should be made with the circuit court clerk for the county in which the real property is located.


UCC1Ad: While the Department of Assessments and Taxation does not require use of any particular form for financing statement filings, we strongly recommend use of the standard National UCC Financing Statement Amendment (Form UCC1Ad). These instructions are meant to supplement the line-by-line instructions on the back of that form.

Item 10
This should be left blank for statements filed with the Department.

Items 13-15
If any of the boxes in Item 13 are checked, the statement should be filed with the circuit court clerk in the county in which the real property is located.


UCC3: While the Department of Assessments and Taxation does not require use of any particular form for financing statement filings, we strongly recommend use of the standard National UCC Financing Statement Amendment (Form UCC3).These instructions are meant to supplement the line-by-line instructions on the back of that form.

Items A and B
We strongly recommend that you complete items A and B. This is name and address to which we will return the original document after we have recorded it. Also, if there is an error or other problem with the filing, it will allow us to contact you.

Item 1a
Maryland assigns a unique, 16-digit ID number to each financing statement.

Item 1b
If this item is checked, the filing should not be made with the Department. The filing should be made with the circuit court clerk for the county in which the real property is located.

Item 7e
This item should correspond to the prefix on the organization's Department ID number (Item 1g). You may abbreviate the type of organization.
Prefix Type of Organization
A Limited Liability Partnership
B Business Trust
D Stock Corporation
L General Partnership
M Limited Partnership
W Limited Liability Company

Item 7g
This item should start with the two-letter postal abbreviation for Maryland, MD, followed a space and the Department ID number (1 letter 8 digits -- e.g. MD E12345678).


UCC5: While the Department of Assessments and Taxation does not require use of any particular form for financing statement filings, we strongly recommend use of the standard National UCC Financing Statement Amendment (Form UCC5). These instructions are meant to supplement the line-by-line instructions on the back of that form.

Items A and B
We strongly recommend that you complete items A and B. This is name and address to which we will return the original document after we have recorded it. Also, if there is an error or other problem with the filing, it will allow us to contact you.

Item 1b
Maryland assigns a unique, 16-digit ID number to each financing statement.

Item 3
This item should be completed for financing statements filed with the clerk of court, not the Department of Assessments and Taxation.

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