Kentucky Articles of Incorporation

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Kentucky articles of incorporation are filed to create a corporation.

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Preparing and filing your articles of incorporation is the first step in starting your business corporation. (If you are starting a nonprofit corporation, click here.) Approval of this document secures your corporate name and creates the legal entity of the corporation. Only after this approval can the corporation apply for tax IDs, obtain business licenses, sign contracts, and otherwise conduct business.

Benefits

Incorporating provides many important benefits:

  • Limits the liability of directors, officers, and shareholders
  • Fulfills statutory requirements to register your business name
  • Provides governance and adds credibility

Fast Facts

We will prepare and file your articles of incorporation as follows:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Instructions: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$50 for 1,000 authorized shares or less

Turnaround: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Law:

KRS 271B.3

Notes:
  • A file stamped postcard will be sent to the principal office address.
  • If filing via mail or in person, one exact or conformed copy of the documents with the filing fee must be submitted.


Why use our Articles of Incorporation service?

We're specialists in incorporation and compliance. We focus solely on corporate compliance, and the state-specific expertise to provide you best-in-industry service at a competitive rate.

A compliance specialists will work with you 1-on-1 to prepare and file your articles of incorporation. You can also rely on your specialist for other services to help you set up and maintain a compliant corporation.

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Other Helpful Kentucky Facts

As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Kentucky. Your specialist will help you tailor articles of incorporation to your state.


Kentucky Directors

  • Number: One or more required.
  • Qualifications: None.
  • Quorum: Majority of directors, unless bylaws fix a different number. No less than one third.

Kentucky Officers

  • As stated in the bylaws, but a minimum of one. One person may hold multiple offices. One officer is required to be responsible for maintaining corporate records.

Kentucky Bylaws

  • Required: Yes.

Kentucky Annual Shareholder Meeting

  • Required: Yes.
  • Action by written consent: Allowed if enough shareholders consent to equal 80% the number entitled to vote on said action.

Kentucky Shareholders

  • Qualifications: N/A
  • Stock Certificate: Not required.
  • Voting Trusts Allowed: Yes.

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