Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

On June 12, 2001, the Wisconsin Legislature passed Senate Bill 9, which is Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. The bill was signed on Friday, June 22, 2001 by Governor McCallum and will become law effective July 1, 2001.

As of July 1, 2001, all states will have central filing offices. Ours will be the Department of Financial Institutions, Division of Corporate and Consumer Services.

Effective July 1, 2001, ALL non-realty related filings are to be filed with:

Department of Financial Institutions
Uniform Commercial Code Section
PO Box 7847
Madison, WI 53707-7847

Realty-related (or fixture) filings are to be filed at the local register of deeds office only.

The fees for realty-related filings are set according to 59.43(e) and are follows: $30.00.  An original financing statement, amendment (which includes continuations, partial releases, or terminations) are considered separate instruments.

The UCC database will continue be available through the computer work-stations in the public access area of our office. For Internet service, contact the Department of Financial Institutions

Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions

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