SEC. 85-8-9. Filing notice; duties and responsibilities.
(1) If a notice of federal lien, a refiling of a notice of federal lien, or a notice of revocation of any certificate described in subsection (2) of this section is presented to the filing officer who is:
(a) The Secretary of State, he shall cause the notice to be marked, held and indexed in accordance with the provisions of subsection (4) of Section 75-9-501, Mississippi Code of 1972, of the Uniform Commercial Code as if the notice were a financing statement within the meaning of that code; or
(b) Chancery clerk, he shall endorse thereon his identification and the date and time of receipt and forthwith file it alphabetically or enter it in an alphabetical index showing the name and address of the person named in the notice, the date and time of receipt, the title and address of the official party certifying the lien, and the total amount appearing on the notice of lien.
(2) If a certificate of release, nonattachment, discharge or subordination of any lien is presented to the Secretary of State for filing he shall:
(a) Cause a certificate of release or nonattachment to be marked, held and indexed as if the certificate were a termination statement within the meaning of the Uniform Commercial Code, but the notice of lien to which the certificate relates may not be removed from the files; and
(b) Cause a certificate of discharge or subordination to be held, marked and indexed as if the certificate were a release of collateral within the meaning of the Uniform Commercial Code.
(3) If a refiled notice of federal lien referred to in subsection (1) of this section or any of the certificates or notices referred to in subsection (2) of this section is presented for filing with the chancery clerk, he shall permanently attach the refiled notice or the certificate to the original notice of lien and enter the refiled notice of the certificate with the date of filing in any alphabetical lien index on the line where the original notice of lien is entered.
(4) Upon request of any person, the filing officer shall issue his certificate showing whether there is on file, on the date and hour stated therein, any notice of lien or certificate or notice affecting any lien, filed under this act, naming a particular person, and if a notice or certificate is on file, giving the date and hour of its filing. The fee for a certificate is Five Dollars ($5.00). Upon request the filing officer shall furnish a copy of any notice of federal lien or notice or certificate affecting a federal lien for a fee of Two Dollars ($2.00) per page.
SOURCES: Laws, 1989, ch. 515, Sec. 5; 1990, ch. 373, Sec. 1, eff from and after passage (approved March 13, 1990); Laws, 2001, ch. 495, § 31, SB2626, eff from and after Jan. 1, 2002.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-2001