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Stamford records in UCC in UCC file and if they want it recorded in the land
records we charge an additional $7.00 per page.  Nancy
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From: "Ann Webster" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2003 12:05 PM
Subject: UCC Fees


> I know we have had this question before so I apologize. Currently when
> Middlebury receives a UCC and the customer wants it recorded in the land
> records we charge the UCC filing fee of $10. We give the document a UCC #
> and file and index appropriately. We also charge the per page fee of $7 to
> record the document in the land records. This issue went back and forth in
> muninet a while ago. My understanding at the time was that we must file a
> UCC as a UCC if we receive it in our office and the land recording was
> extra.
>
> I have one lawyers office that gives me a hard time about the fees
everytime
> they record. I have Talked with Mark Reeves at Public Records and he was
not
> sure and advised me to contact the Sec St office. I spoke with Linda
> Safford/Betty Poulin at that office and they advised that we could charge
> for both recording and filing separately. But I was still confused about
> some of the wording in the VT Statutes on line pertaining to UCC Fees. I
> emailed Deb Markowitz and she had Gregory Sanford email a response. Below
is
> a copy of that response. Does anyone have any words of wisdom on this
issue?
>
> Copy of Response
> Ann: Deborah asked me to respond, though I fear I do not have the
knowledge
> to
> offer an informed response.  My only suggestions are to poll the Addison
> County
> clerks to see what they do so there is, if possible, a consistent local
> response and
> then build a policy around the advice you have received from Mark Reaves,
> Betty
> Poulin and the neighboring clerks.  That would show due diligence in
> developing a
> policy based on apparently contradictory statutory guidance.  You may want
> to see if
> your colleagues have had similar problems and whether the VMCTA would want
> to
> pursue clarification through legislation this coming session.  Sorry this
> was not more
> helpful. Gregory
>
>
> Ann F. Webster
> Middlebury Town Clerk/Treasurer
> 94 Main Street
> Middlebury VT 05753
>
> 802-388-8102
>