UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE
UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE
Duties and Operation of Filing Office
(a) Initial financing statement or other record: general rule. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (e), the fee for filing and indexing a record under this part, other than an initial financing statement of the kind described in subsection (b), is the amount specified in subsection (c), if applicable, plus:
(1) $48 if the record is communicated in writing and consists of not more than 2 pages; or
(2) $83 if the record is communicated in writing and consists of more than 2 pages; or
(3) $48 if the record is communicated by another medium authorized by filing-office rule.
(b) Initial financing statement; public-finance and manufactured-home transactions and transmitting utilities. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (e), the fee for filing and indexing an initial financing statement is the amount specified in subsection (c), if applicable, plus $96 if the financing statement indicates that it is filed in connection with a public-finance transaction or a manufactured-home transaction, or that the debtor is a transmitting utility.
(c) Number of names. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (e), if a record is communicated in writing, the fee for each name more than two required to be indexed is $40.
(d) Response to information request. The fee for responding to a request for information from the filing office pursuant to Section 9-523(c) as to whether there is on file any financing statement naming a particular debtor, is $10, plus $1 per page for any copies of written records requested; provided that an additional fee of $5 shall be due for issuing upon request a record that can be admitted into evidence in the courts of this State without extrinsic evidence of its authenticity.
(e) Real-property-related financing statements. This section does not apply to fees chargeable by a filing office described in Section 9-501(a)(1). Fees to be charged by such a filing office are set forth in RSA 478:17-g.
(f) Remote electronic searches of secretary of state records by municipal clerks. Fees may be charged, collected and retained by municipal clerks for conducting remote electronic searches of the records maintained by the secretary of state on request, pursuant to Section 9-523(g). The fee for each debtor name searched shall be $10, plus $1 per page for copies of any written records requested.
(g) Remote electronic searches of secretary of state records by the public. The secretary of state shall set reasonable fees, on a subscription basis or otherwise, for remote electronic searches conducted pursuant to Section 9-523(h).
(h) Expedited and other services. The secretary of state shall set the fees for any expedited filing or searching services or other information services offered by the secretary of state, including without limitation fees for bulk sale or license of copies of records pursuant to Section 9-523(f); such fees shall be in addition to any filing or search fees due under any of the preceding subsections.
(i) Allocation of fees. Fees collected under this section shall be allocated as follows:
(1) $18 of each fee collected under subsection (a) or (b), to the general fund as unrestricted revenue;
(2) $15 of each fee collected under subsection (a) or (b) for any filing associated with an initial financing statement that shows a mailing address in this state for the first-listed debtor, to the clerk of the town or city shown in such mailing address, provided such clerk is at the time of such filing in compliance with subsection (j); and
(3) all remaining amounts collected under subsections (a), (b), (c), (d), (g), or (h), for the purposes specified in Section 9-527(a).
(j) Duties of city and town clerks. As a condition of being allocated a share of the filing fees collected by the secretary of state as provided in subsection (i)(2) or in Section 9-527(b), each city or town clerk shall, in accordance with regulations or guidelines issued by the secretary of state:
(1) perform the duties prescribed in RSA 454-C in respect to the liens referred to therein, and upon request by the secretary of state from time to time certify to the secretary of state that all such duties have been properly performed; and
(2) provide information and assistance to the public regarding filing and information request procedures applicable to the secretary of state's office.
Source. 2001, 102:25, eff. July 1, 2001.