Kentucky Secretary of State


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Contact Information

Mailing address:
700 Capital Ave.
P.O. Box 718
Frankfort, KY 40602

Phone: 502-564-3490
Fax: 502-564-5687

Web: Home Name search Forms File online

Corporate Filings

We track the following filings with the Kentucky Secretary of State in order to provide compliance services to our clients. We share this reference information with the general public as a courtesy. As a registered agent client, you get access to state templates pre-filled with our company information to help you save time looking up information.

Annual Report

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Simply sign and return the reminder postcard they mail you.

Filing Method:

In-person, mail, or online.

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Annually by June 30. Can be filed as early as January 1. 

Law:

KRS § 14A.6-010

Penalties:

No late fee. Your business will receive a notice that you have 60 days until it will be dissolved or revoked.

Notes:
  • Postcards should be signed by an officer, partner or member. Anyone with authority may file online.
  • Original signatures are not required.
Fact Checked:1/11/21

Assumed Name

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Certificate of Assumed Name

Filing Method:

Mail or in-person.

Agency Fee:

$20

Is registration mandatory?:

Registration of an assumed name is required for most entities that plan to use a fictitious name. Sole-proprietorships that use an alternate name are required to file with the county clerk.

Law:

KRS § 365.015

County Level Filing:

Only sole-proprietorships are required to apply for assumed name registration with the county clerk. Other entities may, however, be required to file a copy of their secretary of state assumed name application with the county clerk.

Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?:

Registration of an assumed name does not offer name protection, however, names must be distinguishable from all other names on record with the secretary of state.

Notes:
  • File an amended certificate of assumed name if your business information changes.
  • Publication of registration is not required in Kentucky.
Fact Checked:3/17/17

Certificate of Authority

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Certificate of Authority

Agency Fee:

$90

Law:

K.R.S. § 14A.9‐010

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Good standing certificate not required.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

Certificate of Existence

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Certificate of Existence

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$10

Notes:

Use the organization search feature to find your entity and use the certificates tab to order a certificate of existence.

Fact Checked:3/23/21

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