Due to Legislative Act #328 (signed into law by the governor May 30, 2014 with an effective date of January 1, 2015), and the resulting changes that must be made to our online processing system, online filings for original and amended domestic articles of incorporation (for profit businesses) will not be available from 5:30 PM Wednesday, December 31, 2014 until 8:00 AM Monday, January 5th, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. These filings can be made via fax, email or mail using the paper form.

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How do I File a Financing Statement?

Uniform Commercial Code filings are not filed with the Secretary of State in Louisiana. UCC-1 Financing Statements may be filed with any Louisiana Parish Clerk of Court without regard to the debtor's address, location of the collateral or of any related immovable. Initial Financing Statements can now be submitted to any Louisiana Parish Clerk of Court online through the Secretary of State's website.

UCC-3 Amendments must be filed in the same filing office as the initial financing statement. Any filings sent to the Secretary of State will be returned.