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Agricultural Statutory

Lien/Notice (ASL-1, ASL-2, ASL-3, ASL-4, ASL-5)

An agricultural statutory lien becomes a lien by statute and does not require the debtor’s signature. Agricultural Statutory Liens can be filed in any County Recorder's office or in the office of the Secretary of State. Notices of the Agricultural Statutory Liens may be filed at the same time and on the same form as the Statutory Lien.

Agricultural Landlord’s Lien Notice is a notice that a Landlord’s Lien has been filed on crops. The Landlord’s Lien Notice must be filed in the same county as the Landlord’s Lien. Only the notice is filed in the Central Indexing System.

Any Agricultural Statutory Lien submitted for filing with any filing officer will be rejected if it is not a verified statement containing all of the following:

  1. Name and address of lien holder;
  2. Name and address of Debtor; and
  3. The debtor’s social security number or tax identification number.

A Statutory Lien Notice list is distributed by the Secretary of State along with the central notice list.

The following North Dakota forms are to be used to file a verified statement in the Statutory Lien and/or Notice Index.

  1. Agricultural Processor’s Lien ASL-1 (SFN 17900) (139kb pdf)
  2. Agricultural Supplier’s Lien ASL-2 (SFN 17899) (139kb pdf)
  3. Agister’s Lien ASL-3 (SFN 17741) (138kb pdf)
  4. Agricultural Landlord's Lien Notice ASL-5 (SFN 50469) (140kb pdf)

Lien/Notice Amendment/Assignment/Termination (ASL-4)

Statutory agricultural liens filed in the Central Indexing System can be amended, assigned or terminated. A change or termination to the initial lien will automatically change or terminate the notice filing.

A statutory amendment may be filed to correct only the following:

  1. Social security or tax identification number of the debtor
  2. The spelling of the debtor’s or lien holder’s name
  3. Correct or change the address of the debtor or lien holder

The ASL-4 must be filed in the same filing office as the initial filing.

The North Dakota Lien Amendment/Assignment/Termination ASL-4 (SFN 17760) (142kb pdf) is used when amending, assigning or terminating a statutory lien or notice.

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