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Central Filing System

The purpose of the Central Filing System (CFS) is to make available information that allows commission merchants, selling agents or buyers to identify farm products that are subject to a security interest in Utah.

You are always encouraged to consult an attorney to ensure appropriate consideration of all the legal implications of your choice of entity and filing. We stress that this filing website is not intended to substitute nor replace the advice of legal counsel.

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Frequently Asked Questions

    $12.00 per filing. You can send it by mail or bring it in person to 160 east 300 south, p.o. box number 146705. Salt Lake City UT 84114-6705. We do not accept filings by fax.
    You can pay by check & make it payable to the state of Utah. You can use visa/master card or american express. You must list expiration date for the card.
    On a CFS 1 filing all parties must sign. On continuations & terminations, only the secured party needs to sign. On amendments changing all other information, signatures are required from all parties. On all amendment actions of a CFS filing the active debtors/secured parties must be listed with a complete address & social security/tax ID numbers.
    CFS filing is a listing of information to identify farm products that are subject to a security interest in Utah. A UCC filing perfects the lien.
    All forms submitted must be typed or computer generated. All individual debtors listed must have a complete address & list social security numbers. All business name debtors need to list a complete address & list tax ID numbers, all secured parties must list a name and complete address . You must specify collateral & list the Utah County where the product is produced. All parties must sign.
    On a CFS supplemental sheet or an attached page.
    Not at this time.
    You must list specific farm products, (ex: cattle & calves, hay, wool etc.).
    We send the evidence (acknowledgement) of filing to the secured party listed, unless otherwise stated on form.
    CFS filings are amended using the Statement of Continuation, Termination or Amendment form.
    CFS filings currently will not be certified.

Forms
Central Filing System Effective Statement (CFS-1)
CFS-1 Supplemental Sheet
Request for Information (CFS-2)
Statement of Continuation, Termination or Amendment
Master List Registration Form (CFS-4)
  Guide Sheets
CFS 1 Instructions
CFS 2 Instructions
CFS 3 Instructions
Online Services
Central Filing System Search

Laws
Central Filing System Rules

Miscellaneous
Food Security Act
USDA GIPSA
Part 205
Farm Service Agency
International Association of Corporation Administrators (IACA)

 

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