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.
On July 1, 2013, new UCC Article 9 law changes will go into effect. Due to these changes filers will be required to use new approved UCC forms. The new forms will be posted to our site on June 30, 2013. The filing office will not accept new UCC forms prior to that date, and previous versions of the forms received July 1, 2013 and after will be rejected.
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.