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UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE WEB SERVICES OVERVIEW

GENERAL INFORMATION OPENING AN SOS DIRECT ACCOUNT CONTACT INFORMATION
TECHNICAL USER GUIDE SAMPLE SOAP Envelope WSDL LINKS

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Agency provides a business-to-government e-commerce service for the submission of bulk electronic filings using eXtensible Markup Language (XML). The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Web Service provides a means to file Financing Statements (UCC1) and Financing Statement Amendments (UCC3) and to submit Information Requests (UCC11) to the UCC Section through the Internet. An organization can use this service to submit UCC filings to the Office of the Secretary of State of Texas once they have opened a SOSDirect account. The transmitted SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) envelope will contain two objects a Client Data Object identifies the service company and specifies the payment method for application fees and a UCC Filing Data Object contains the application data for a collection of UCC applications. The status of previously submitted envelopes may be checked on the SOSDirect website.

OPENING A SOS DIRECT ACCOUNT

To set up a SOSDirect Client Account:
1.  Point your browser to http://www.sos.state.tx.us
2.  Click the SOSDirect icon.
3.  When the SOSDirect page displays, click on 'SOSDirect ' to get to the Account Login Screen.
4.  On the Account Login page, scroll to the bottom and click request for SOSDirect Account.
5.  On the SOSDirect Account Acknowledgment page, enter either the Business or Individual Name that will appear on the receipt or monthly statement that you will receive and click Continue.
6.  On the second SOSDirect Account Acknowledgment page, complete the displayed form and click Continue.
7.  On the third SOSDirect Account Acknowledgment page, enter your payment information and click Continue.
8.  On the fourth SOSDirect Account Acknowledgment page, read the Terms of Use Agreement and then click I Accept.
9.  Your account number (SOSDirect Client ID) will be sent to you by e-mail at the address you provided during account set-up.
10. Once this set-up is complete, you may submit envelopes of UCC filings or Information Requests and paying the fees either by credit card or with this pre-funded account. Fees paid by credit card are subject to a statutorily authorized convenience fee (currently 2.7%) of the total fees incurred, when applicable. The convenience fee is assessed per credit card transaction. Accounts may not go into arrears.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For assistance with any questions, please contact Sondra Hadley at (512) 475-2740.

TECHNICAL USER GUIDE

To retrieve the Uniform Commercial Code Web Service Consumer's Guide: Technical Specifications, click here.

SAMPLE SOAP Envelope

To retrieve a sample SOAP envelope, click here.

WSDL LINKS

To connect to the WSDL (Web Services Description Language) link, click here.