Instructions for Completing the EFS-1 Form
This statement must be typed or legibly printed. Submit the EFS in triplicate to receive a filed stamped confirmation copy.
For faster return of the confirmation copy, include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Please sign original signatures in ink.
Original signatures are required on at least one statement. Additional statements may have photocopied signatures.
DEBTOR NAME: A debtor is any person or business subjecting an Oklahoma-produced agricultural product to a
interest. A debtor can be an individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, trust or any other business entity.
List only one individual, business or DBA per debtor block. A debtor may not be listed more than once on the EFS-1
form. For individuals, list the full legal name. For businesses, list the first word or character that is not an article or punctuation
mark. The DBA must be listed as a separate debtor with an ID number and a signature.
ADDRESS: A street address,
rural route or post office box, city, state and zip code must be entered.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR FEDERAL TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: For individuals, their social
security number must be listed. For each business, the Tax ID number must be listed. For a business without a Tax ID number, the
owner’s social security number may be listed for one business.
SIGNATURE: Each debtor block MUST have a signature. For businesses, an authorized representative must sign his or her
SECURED PARTY: Name, mailing address and Tax ID number must be completed. If an individual is listed as the secured
party, he or she must sign. For a business, an authorized representative must sign. One secured party per filing.
Section II (See Product and County Code lists for help in completing this section)
PRODUCT CODE: The three-digit product code for each farm product must be listed. To cover all products, each product
must be listed on the EFS form. There is no blanket code to cover all products.
PRODUCT NAME: The product name from the product list must be entered. There is a limit of 20 product listings per EFS
COUNTY PRODUCED: The two-digit county code where the farm product is produced must be listed. This must be an
Oklahoma county. The code “00” may be used to blanket all 77 Oklahoma counties.
CROP YEAR: No entry is required if all crop years are covered. If no crop year is listed, the EFS is applicable for every
crop year for the duration of the lien. If fewer than all crop years are covered, the four-digit crop year must be listed
DEFINITION: For a crop grown in the soil: the calendar year in which it is harvested or to be harvested.
For animals: the calendar year in which they are born or acquired.
For poultry or eggs: the calendar year in which they are sold or to be sold.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: No entry is required if all of a product is covered. If less than all of a product is covered,
describe the product or location to distinguish it from other such products owned by the debtor that are not subject to the security
interest. Please describe only the product listed. The filing is applicable only for the product description listed. Brand symbols
cannot be included unless they can be typed on a normal keyboard.
DURATION OF FILING: An EFS is effective for five years from the filing date of the EFS-1, unless a termination is filed. To
extend the expiration date by five years, a continuation (EFS-2) may be filed within the six months before the EFS will expire.
PURPOSE OF FILING: Notice is provided to registered buyers of agricultural products that you have a lien against the collateral
listed so a two-party check may be issued. The EFS does not perfect your security interest in the collateral.
ATTACHMENTS: If there is more debtor or product information than can be listed on the first EFS form, write SEE
ATTACHMENT at the top of the first form, and use additional EFS forms. On additional forms, write ATTACHMENT on the top of
each form. Submit three copies of each attachment form when filing. There is no additional fee for filing the EFS with attachments.
FILING FEE: $10.00 For information, please visit us at www.sos.ok.gov
Or call 405-521-2474
MAIL FORMS TO:
Secretary of State, Central Filing System for Agricultural Liens
421 NW 13th Street, Suite 220
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
All EFS-1 filings accepted by the Central Filing System on or before the 20
day of each month will be reflected on the agricultural
lien list distributed to registered buyers by the end of that month. All EFS-1 filings accepted after the 20
will be reflected on the
following month’s lien list.