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Video Notarization to Expire The General Assembly has not finalized action on the extension of the temporary emergency video notarization law, and will not do so before the law sunsets on Monday. We anticipate the General Assembly will be supportive of the extension and we expect it to be part of the upcoming COVID-related budget bill to be rolled out next week. However, other items in the bill are still being negotiated and the temporary emergency remote notarization will expire, even if it is for a short time. The law will expire at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021. After this time, all notarial acts will revert to the original law requiring in-person presence by the principal signers.

Also expiring will be the time extension permitting an appointee to appear before a Register of Deeds within 90 days to take the oath of office. That time will revert back to 45 days.

We will provide you additional updates as we know more.

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Uniform Commercial Code

Search Uniform Commercial Code Records

Search Certification Date: Search Results Include Filings Through 2/25/2021 12:00:00 AM

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What We Do

The Uniform Commercial Code Section operates under Chapter 25, Article 9 of the North Carolina General Statutes to provide a method of giving notice of a security interest in personal property to interested third parties. The method adopted is a "notice" filing system. Record information in the UCC Section is open to the public, and can be searched for free over the Internet.

This Section provides an essential service to the business community, offering a repository of records of UCC and federal lien documents. It also has the character of a public "bulletin board" with regard to liens against personal property.

Lien information on any person or business may be obtained from the UCC Section upon request. Such information may be used to determine whether a lender would be interested in extending credit to the small business owner to, for example, provide capital for purchasing equipment or raw materials. The small business owner may, in turn, access the Section's records to determine whether to extend credit to customers by taking a security interest in the finished product to be sold.

UCC records can be researched for free from this site, or the UCC Section will perform a UCC Search by written request on a UCC-11 Information Request form for a $38 fee.

Contact Uniform Commercial Code

Telephone

919-814-5400

Mailing Address

The Uniform Commercial Code Section
Department of the Secretary of State
Post Office Box 29626
Raleigh, North Carolina 27626-0626
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