Uniform Commercial Code

As of today, we have processed all UCC filings received in our office through June 20, 2018.


Effective July 1, 2016, the Secretary of State's office will ONLY accept the NEW South Dakota forms or the National UCC-1 forms.  EFS Filings must be submitted on the NEW South Dakota EFS forms. Any filings submitted on old forms will be returned. 


File a UCC:

You may file a UCC online with a prepaid subscription. Otherwise, you may use the link below to complete the forms, print and mail to our office with payment.

Becoming a UCC Online Filing System Subscriber will give you unlimited access to search the UCC database, file UCC or EFS Financing Statements and Amendments or request copies and Certified Searches.

For Instructions on how to complete the UCC/EFS Forms:
UCC (Click Here), EFS (Click Here) 
UCC Livestock/Caretaker Instructions (Click Here)

The South Dakota Secretary of State now provides an online filing system to assist in completing UCC and EFS financing statement forms. You may file a financing statement by entering the required information, printing the completed form and mailing the form to our office with payment. Using this system will eliminate the possibility of documents being rejected for incomplete or missing information.

Contact UCC Department:
SD Secretary of State
500 E Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone (605)773-4422 / Fax (605)773-4550