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.

For Foreign Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Registered Name

Agency fee:

$36

Notes:

Names are registered for one calendar year.


For Foreign 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.


For Foreign Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Registered Name

Agency fee:

$36

Notes:

Names are registered for one calendar year.


For Foreign 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.


For Foreign Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Registered Name

Agency fee:

$36

Notes:

Names are registered for one calendar year.


For Foreign 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.


For Foreign Professional Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Registered Name

Agency fee:

$36

Notes:

Names are registered for one calendar year.


For Foreign 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.


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.


For Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of Transfer of Reserved Name

Agency fee:

$15


For Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of Cancellation of Reserved Name

Agency fee:

$10


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.


For Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of transfer of reserved name

Agency fee:

$15


For Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of cancellation of reserved name

Agency fee:

$10


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.


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


For Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of Cancellation of Reserved Name

Agency fee:

$10


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.


For Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of Transfer of Reserved Name

Agency fee:

$15


For Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of Cancellation of Reserved Name

Agency fee:

$10


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.


For Professional Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of Transfer of Reserved Name

Agency fee:

$15


For Professional Corporations:

Agency:Kentucky Secretary of State
Form:

Notice of Cancellation of Reserved Name

Agency fee:

$10


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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