(810 ILCS 5/9-501)
(from Ch. 26, par. 9-501)
(a) Filing offices. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b),
if the local law of this State governs perfection of a security interest or
lien, the office in which to file a financing statement to perfect the security
or agricultural lien is:
(1) the office designated for the filing or recording
of a record of a mortgage on the related real property, if:
(A) the collateral is as-extracted collateral or
(B) the financing statement is filed as a fixture
filing and the collateral is goods that are or are to become fixtures; or
(2) the office of the Secretary of State in all other
cases, including a case in which the collateral is goods that are or are to become fixtures and the financing statement is not filed as a fixture filing.
(b) Filing office for transmitting utilities. The office in which to
file a financing statement to perfect a security interest in collateral,
fixtures, of a transmitting utility is the office of the Secretary of State.
financing statement also
constitutes a fixture filing as to the collateral indicated in the financing
which is or is to become fixtures.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99; 91-893, eff. 7-1-01.)