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Welcome to the Iowa Secretary of State's Online Business Center. The Business Center is a resource of the Business Services Division that is responsible for filing documents such as UCC financing statements, trademarks, business entity documents, and other statutorily required special filings.
Note: The Secretary of State's Office is a filing repository and does not determine the authority of a filer to make a submission. It is the responsibility of authorized filers to frequently check the status of filings on the Web site to ensure protection against submissions by an unauthorized party. If you determine that a submission was not authorized, it is your responsibility to seek legal action to protect your status.
It is now necessary to file a UCC 1 Financing Statement in order to perfect a landlord's lien in farm products.
Landlords must use the National UCC 1 Financing Statement form.
No signatures are required to file the landlord's lien.
For information regarding timing of the filing, length of effectiveness, and necessary content (collateral description, real estate description, etc.), refer to Iowa Code chapter 570 or seek the advice of your legal counsel.
The fee is $10.00 for one or two pages, or $20.00 for more than two pages.