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Paper Filings No Longer Accepted By North Dakota Secretary Of State

February 29, 2016

The North Dakota Secretary of State has announced that it will launch a new Central Indexing System (CIS) on March 1,2016. The SOS and county filing offices will require all search requests and filing submissions to be completed online and no paper filings or search requests will be accepted. The state is providing a training webinar on how to use its new CIS along with more detailed information here.

The CIS contains six separate indexes, listed below.

  1. Uniform Commercial Code Index (UCC)
  2. Farm Products Central Notice Index (CNS)
  3. Statutory Lien Index (MSL)
  4. Agricultural Statutory Lien Notice Index (ASL)
  5. Federal Lien Index
  6. State Tax Lien Index