Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Filings
For more information on electronic UCC filings, please call the Department of Business Services at 217-782-7519. If you have trouble filing online at our web site, then you may be behind a firewall or using a proxy server that doesn't allow for secure transactions. If that is the case, then you may mail your filings to:
Illinois Secretary of State
UCC Division, Howlett Bldg., Rm. 350 W
501 S. Second St.
Springfield, IL 62756
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