Montana Requires Electronic UCC Filing After September 26th

By: COGENCY GLOBAL on Sep 25, 2019 3:50:53 PM

After Thursday, September 26th, the Montana Secretary of State will require electronic filing of UCCs and will no longer accept paper filings. Due to the migration to the new system, NO UCC filings will be accepted on Friday, September 27th. The new electronic filing systems will be available for UCC filing submissions on Monday, September 30th.

With the new UCC XML filing system going live on September 30th, Montana will accept attachments for collateral as long as the attachment is in PDF format and no larger than 10 megabytes. Word and Excel files will not be accepted as collateral attachments. If a filer prefers not to attach a PDF collateral description, multiple (as many as needed) addendum attachments can be used.

This change will not negatively impact filers who use UCC ProFile since XML electronic filing is already available for Montana filings.

If you have any questions, please contact your COGENCY GLOBAL service specialist.