2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 11 - COMMERCIAL CODE
ARTICLE 9 - SECURED TRANSACTIONS
PART 5 - FILING
PART 2 - DUTIES AND OPERATION OF FILING OFFICE AND CENTRAL INDEXING SYSTEM
§ 11-9-522 - Maintenance and destruction of records
. Maintenance and destruction of records.
(a) Postlapse maintenance and retrieval of information. The authority shall maintain a record of the information provided in a filed record for at least one year after the effectiveness of such record or the initial financing statement to which such record relates has lapsed under Code Section 11-9-515
with respect to all secured parties of record. The record must be retrievable by using the name of the debtor and by using the file number assigned to the initial financing statement to which the record relates.
(b) Destruction of written records. Except to the extent that an applicable statute governing disposition of public records provides otherwise, the filing office or the authority immediately may destroy any written record evidencing a financing statement. However, if the filing office or the authority destroys a written record, it shall maintain another record of the financing statement which complies with subsection (a) of this Code section.
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