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Information about the Uniform Commercial Code Georgia (UCC) Central Indexing System

With the passage of legislation in 1993, the state of Georgia established a statewide system for the indexing of Uniform Commercial Code Georgia documents. Georgia became the first state in the nation to privatize this traditional state function by outsourcing the indexing of the instruments to a third-party vendor.

Under the current system, a secured party need only file in one county to receive statewide notification of his lien position. When a filing is presented to a local clerk of superior court, the clerk has 24 hours in which to transmit the UCC document to the Authority and the Authority then has 24 hours in which to add the filing to the statewide index. Prior to 1995, it was necessary to file in all 159 Georgia counties to receive statewide notification. The central index provides secured parties with greater protection while saving them both time and money.

The Authority provides free, statewide access to its database through search terminals installed in all clerk of superior court offices. Additionally, the system was upgraded to allow Internet access by subscription for parties desiring 24-hour, seven-day-a-week access.

UCC Administrative Rules

UCC Administrative Rules (Rev. July 1, 2023) were formally adopted by the Board of Directors of the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority on July 1, 2023. You may access them here: UCC Administrative Rules


To assist in filing UCCs properly in Georgia, checklists are available for filing the UCC Financing Statement (UCC-1), the UCC Financing Statement Amendment (UCC-3) and the UCC-11 Information Request. However, these checklists are not to be construed as providing legal advice.

Access the checklists by visiting our UCC Files & Forms section.

Enabling Legislation

For you convenience, you may access Title 11, Chapter 9 (UCC) of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated free of charge here: O.C.G.A.


To view UCC Files & Forms, please visit UCC Files & Forms.

UCC Fee Schedule

A. UCC Statements - Filing/Recording and Indexing:
(Fees paid to Clerk of Superior Court)

1. UCC Financing Statement
2. UCC Financing Statement with Initial Assignment
3. UCC Amendment
4. UCC Assignment
5. UCC Continuation Statement
6. UCC Termination Statement

B. Miscellaneous Copy Fees at Clerk of Superior Court's Office:
(Fees paid to Clerk of Superior Court)

1. Uncertified copies, furnished without clerk's office
assistance, per page
2. Uncertified copies, furnished with clerk's office
assistance, per page
3. Uncertified copies, transmitted telephonically/electronically,
per page
Each page, after the first
4. Certified copy, first page
Each additional page



C. Certified Search Report, BY THE AUTHORITY ONLY:
(Fees paid to Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority)

 1. Per Debtor Name Searched   $10.00