Section 7-9A-310

When filing required to perfect security interest or agricultural lien; security interests and agricultural liens to which filing provisions do not apply.

(a) General rule: Perfection by filing. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) and Section 7-9A-312(b), a financing statement must be filed to perfect all security interests and agricultural liens.

(b) Exceptions: Filing not necessary. The filing of a financing statement is not necessary to perfect a security interest:

(1) that is perfected under Section 7-9A-308(d), (e), (f), or (g);

(2) that is perfected under Section 7-9A-309 when it attaches;

(3) in property subject to a statute, regulation, or treaty described in Section 7-9A-311(a);

(4) in goods in possession of a bailee which is perfected under Section 7-9A-312(d)(1) or (2);

(5) in certificated securities, documents, goods, or instruments which is perfected without filing, control, or possession under Section 7-9A-312(e), (f), or (g);

(6) in collateral in the secured party's possession under Section 7-9A-313;

(7) in a certificated security which is perfected by delivery of the security certificate to the secured party under Section 7-9A-313;

(8) in deposit accounts, electronic documents, electronic chattel paper, investment property, or letter-of-credit rights which is perfected by control under Section 7-9A-314;

(9) in proceeds which is perfected under Section 7-9A-315; or

(10) that is perfected under Section 7-9A-316.

(c) Assignment of perfected security interest. If a secured party assigns a perfected security interest or agricultural lien, a filing under this article is not required to continue the perfected status of the security interest against creditors of and transferees from the original debtor.

(Act 2001-481, p. 647, §1; Act 2004-315, p. 464, §2.)