Maine Revised Statutes

§9-1522. Maintenance and destruction of records

(1).    The filing office shall maintain a record of the information provided in a filed financing statement for at least one year after the effectiveness of the financing statement has lapsed under section 9-1515 with respect to all secured parties of record. The record must be retrievable by using the name of the debtor and:
(a). If the record was recorded in the county registry of deeds, by using the book and page at which the initial financing statement to which the record relates was recorded; or [2001, c. 286, §9 (AMD).]
(b). If the record was filed in the office of the Secretary of State, by using the file number assigned to the initial financing statement to which the record relates. [1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §4 (AFF).]
[ 2001, c. 286, §9 (AMD) .]
(2).    Except to the extent that a statute governing disposition of public records provides otherwise, the filing office immediately may destroy any written record evidencing a financing statement. However, if the filing office destroys a written record, it shall maintain another record of the financing statement that complies with subsection (1).
[ 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1999, c. 699, Pt. A, §4 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1999, c. 699, §A2 (NEW). 1999, c. 699, §A4 (AFF). 2001, c. 286, §9 (AMD).