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Code of Virginia
Title 8.9A. Commercial Code -- Secured Transactions
Part 3. Perfection and Priority
Part 2. Perfection
5/11/2021

§ 8.9A-310. When filing required to perfect security interest or agricultural lien; security interests and agricultural liens to which filing provisions do not apply.

(a) General rule; perfection by filing. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) and § 8.9A-312 (b), a financing statement must be filed to perfect all security interests and agricultural liens.

(b) Exceptions; filing not necessary. The filing of a financing statement is not necessary to perfect a security interest:

(1) that is perfected under § 8.9A-308 (d), (e), (f), or (g);

(2) that is perfected under § 8.9A-309 when it attaches;

(3) in property subject to a statute, regulation, or treaty described in § 8.9A-311 (a);

(4) in goods in possession of a bailee that is perfected under § 8.9A-312 (d) (1) or (2);

(5) in certificated securities, documents, goods, or instruments that is perfected without filing, control, or possession under § 8.9A-312 (e), (f), or (g);

(6) in collateral in the secured party's possession under § 8.9A-313;

(7) in a certificated security which is perfected by delivery of the security certificate to the secured party under § 8.9A-313;

(8) in deposit accounts, electronic chattel paper, electronic documents, investment property, or letter-of-credit rights which is perfected by control under § 8.9A-314;

(9) in proceeds which is perfected under § 8.9A-315; or

(10) that is perfected under § 8.9A-316.

(c) Assignment of perfected security interest. If a secured party assigns a perfected security interest or agricultural lien, a filing under this title is not required to continue the perfected status of the security interest against creditors of and transferees from the original debtor.

1964, c. 219, § 8.9-302; 1966, c. 569; 1973, c. 509; 1983, cc. 204, 367; 1984, c. 613; 1996, c. 216; 2000, c. 1007; 2004, c. 200.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.