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Tips To Help You Avoid Rejections On Your UCC And Corporate Filings


You’ve done all your due diligence. You’ve qualified your debtor, all your ducks are lined up. Now you just need to file your UCC and/or corporate documents. It’s just a technicality, right? The heavy lifting is done.

And then your filing gets rejected! What happened?

Well it could be any of a number of things depending on the filing office you’re interacting with, but one things for sure:  rejected filing cost secured parties time and money. Below are some tips to avoid rejections when filing UCCs at the Secretary of State and corporate documents at the Department of Corporations.

If you’re experiencing rejections of your corporate filings, here are some common reasons for corporate filing rejections you can consider. If you’ve experienced particular difficulty with Articles of Incorporation filing rejections, check out our reference guide with tips to avoid rejections of your Articles of Incorporation.

For UCC filings, review this reference guide for tips on how to avoid UCC rejections. And while rejected UCC filings are not desired in the least and can be costly and a hassle, interestingly a UCC filing accepted with errors can be even more dangerous.

Have any other tips for avoiding rejections? Please share them with us. Do you have questions? Contact us if you are interested to learn more about FCS’ Online UCC Portfolio Manager, designed to take the headaches out of your UCC and lien searching and filing processes.



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