Uniform Commercial Code
Uniform Commercial Code Division
501 S. Second St., Rm. 350W
Springfield, IL 62756
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Administration of the Uniform commercial Code promotes local and multi-jurisdictional commerce by striving for uniformity in policies and procedures among the various states. Amendments to Article 9 of the UCC, which took effect in July 2001, made sweeping changes to bring greater certainty to financing transactions.
The Secretary of State’s office is responsible for filing financing statements and maintaining a record-keeping system to allow quick and accurate searches.