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Ohio Secretary of State Update

June 26, 2019

The Ohio Secretary of State has made the following changes to its UCC filing process and good standing certificates.

UCC Filings
Will require all UCC filings to be submitted online via the State’s web portal or XML e-filing. Once effective the Secretary of State will reject any paper UCC filings. Estimated Effective Date: July 1, 2019

Long Form Good Standings
Traditional long form good standing certificates will no longer be provided as they move to an alternate document which consists of a short form status certificate (good standing), plus a separate certified listing of all documents on file for an entity. The short form status certificate fee is $5.00 and there are no additional fee for the certified listing of all documents on file. Effective Date: July 1, 2019

To ensure the timely filing of your UCCs, contact your client service representative.