Kentucky Entity Name Reservation

Name reservation protects the preferred name of your entity while you prepare to file formation documents with the state. Depending on entity type, reservations may be eligible for renewal if more time is needed. See the table below for more information on filing a name reservation in Kentucky.

Foreign Initial Registration for Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Registered Name

Agency Fee:

$36

Notes:

Names are registered for one calendar year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Renewal of Registered Name

Agency Fee:

$36

Due:

Registered names expire at the close of the calendar year in which the application was filed.

Notes:

File a renewal between October 1st and December 31st to extend your name registration for another year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Registered Name

Agency Fee:

$36

Notes:

Names are registered for one calendar year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Renewal of Registered Name

Agency Fee:

$36

Due:

Registered names expire at the close of the calendar year in which the application was filed.

Notes:

File a renewal between October 1st and December 31st to extend your name registration for another year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Registered Name

Agency Fee:

$36

Notes:

Names are registered for one calendar year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Renewal of Registered Name

Agency Fee:

$36

Due:

Registered names expire at the close of the calendar year in which the application was filed.

Notes:

File a renewal between October 1st and December 31st to extend your name registration for another year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Initial Registration for Professional Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Registered Name

Agency Fee:

$36

Notes:

Names are registered for one calendar year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Foreign Registration Renewal for Professional Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Renewal of Registered Name

Agency Fee:

$36

Due:

Registered names expire at the close of the calendar year in which the application was filed.

Notes:

File a renewal between October 1st and December 31st to extend your name registration for another year.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Initial Registration for Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Reservation or Renewal of Reserved Name

Agency Fee:

$15

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of Transfer of Reserved Name

Agency Fee:

$15

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of Cancellation of Reserved Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Initial Registration for Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Reservation or Renewal of Reserved Name

Agency Fee:

$15

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of transfer of reserved name

Agency Fee:

$15

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of cancellation of reserved name

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Initial Registration for Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Application to Reserve a Name for Use by a Domestic or Foreign Limited Partnership

Agency Fee:

$15

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of Transfer of Name Reserved for Use by a Domestic or Foreign Limited Partnership

Agency Fee:

$15

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of Cancellation of Reserved Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Initial Registration for Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Reservation or Renewal of Reserved Name

Agency Fee:

$15

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of Transfer of Reserved Name

Agency Fee:

$15

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of Cancellation of Reserved Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Initial Registration for Professional Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Reservation or Renewal of Reserved Name

Agency Fee:

$15

Notes:

Names are reserved for 120 days.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Professional Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of Transfer of Reserved Name

Agency Fee:

$15

Fact Checked:9/11/18

For Professional Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of Cancellation of Reserved Name

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Registration Renewal for Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Renewal of Reserved Name

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Reserved names expire after 120 days.

Notes:

Name reservations can be renewed for additional 120 day periods.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Registration Renewal for Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Renewal of Reserved Name

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Reserved names expire after 120 days.

Notes:

Name reservations can be renewed for additional 120 day periods.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Registration Renewal for Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Renewal of Reserved Name

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Reserved names expire after 120 days.

Notes:

Name reservations can be renewed for additional 120 day periods.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Registration Renewal for Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Renewal of Reserved Name

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Reserved names expire after 120 days.

Notes:

Name reservations can be renewed for additional 120 day periods.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

Registration Renewal for Professional Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Renewal of Reserved Name

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Reserved names expire after 120 days.

Notes:

Name reservations can be renewed for additional 120 day periods.

Fact Checked:9/11/18

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