Kentucky Business Licenses

We help you obtain and maintain licenses for your business or nonprofit nationwide

General Kentucky Guides & Resources

These guides provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for starting a business or nonprofit, registering with state authorities, and establishing a compliant organization.

Business Resources:

Construction License

Get your Kentucky construction licenses. Harbor Compliance assists with initial and renewal registrations in every state.

How to Form an LLC

Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions to form a limited liability company in Kentucky. Do it yourself or purchase our formation service.

How to Incorporate

Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate in Kentucky. Do it yourself or purchase our incorporation service.

Licensing Resources

Kentucky Business Licensing Guides and Information.

Start a Business

Total time, cost, and paperwork to start your business in Kentucky today! Our affordable formation services are state-specific.

Nonprofit Resources:

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

Total cost, time, and how to start a nonprofit in Kentucky. Instruction and services to assist with your non-profit formation.

Nonprofit Compliance

Comprehensive solutions (and free resources) to help manage your fundraising, tax exemption, license renewals, and other nonprofit compliance activities in Kentucky, and across the US.


Kentucky Business Licenses for Regulated Industries

Our licensing guides provide a wealth of information including requirements, filing instructions, fees, timelines to licensure, and more for a range of industries and activities.


Kentucky Corporate Filings

These web pages provide detailed information on state filings required to form an entity, register a name, gain authority to operate, maintain good standing, and more.


Kentucky Tax Filings

Find the information you need to register for state taxes or seek tax exemptions.


Kentucky State Licensing Agencies

Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within Kentucky that a business should check for business license requirements.

  • Alcoholic Beverage Control Department
  • Attorney General - Charities
  • Board of Accountancy
  • Board of Architects
  • Board of Engineers and Land Surveyors
  • Board of Licensure for Private Investigators
  • Board of Pharmacy
  • Board of Real Estate Professionals
  • Cabinet for Economic Development
  • Department of Housing, Buildings & Construction - Division of Building Codes Enforcement
  • Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction - Division of Plumbing
  • Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction - Electrical Division
  • Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction - HVAC Division
  • Department of Insurance
  • Department of Revenue
  • Division for Air Quality
  • Labor Cabinet - Department of Workers' Claims
  • Landscape Architect Registration Board
  • Office of Employment and Training
  • Public Protection Cabinet - Board of Durable Medical Equipment Suppliers
  • Public Protection Cabinet - Department of Charitable Gaming
  • Secretary of State

Kentucky Local Business Licences

Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within Kentucky that a business should check for local business license requirements.

County / Parish

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  • Adair County
  • Allen County
  • Anderson County
  • Ballard County
  • Barren County
  • Bath County
  • Bell County
  • Boone County
  • Bourbon County
  • Boyd County
  • Boyle County
  • Bracken County
  • Breathitt County
  • Breckinridge County
  • Bullitt County
  • Butler County
  • Caldwell County
  • Calloway County
  • Campbell County
  • Carlisle County
  • Carroll County
  • Carter County
  • Casey County
  • Christian County
  • Clark County
  • Clay County
  • Clinton County
  • Crittenden County
  • Cumberland County
  • Daviess County
  • Edmonson County
  • Elliott County
  • Estill County
  • Fayette County
  • Fleming County
  • Floyd County
  • Franklin County
  • Fulton County
  • Gallatin County
  • Garrard County
  • Grant County
  • Graves County
  • Grayson County
  • Green County
  • Greenup County
  • Hancock County
  • Hardin County
  • Harlan County
  • Harrison County
  • Hart County
  • Henderson County
  • Henry County
  • Hickman County
  • Hopkins County
  • Jackson County
  • Jefferson County
  • Jessamine County
  • Johnson County
  • Kenton County
  • Knott County
  • Knox County
  • Larue County
  • Laurel County
  • Lawrence County
  • Lee County
  • Leslie County
  • Letcher County
  • Lewis County
  • Lincoln County
  • Livingston County
  • Logan County
  • Lyon County
  • Madison County
  • Magoffin County
  • Marion County
  • Marshall County
  • Martin County
  • Mason County
  • McCracken County
  • McCreary County
  • McLean County
  • Meade County
  • Menifee County
  • Mercer County
  • Metcalfe County
  • Monroe County
  • Montgomery County
  • Morgan County
  • Muhlenberg County
  • Nelson County
  • Nicholas County
  • Ohio County
  • Oldham County
  • Owen County
  • Owsley County
  • Pendleton County
  • Perry County
  • Pike County
  • Powell County
  • Pulaski County
  • Robertson County
  • Rockcastle County
  • Rowan County
  • Russell County
  • Scott County
  • Shelby County
  • Simpson County
  • Spencer County
  • Taylor County
  • Todd County
  • Trigg County
  • Trimble County
  • Union County
  • Warren County
  • Washington County
  • Wayne County
  • Webster County
  • Whitley County
  • Wolfe County
  • Woodford County

City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

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  • Ages Brookside
  • Albany
  • Alexandria
  • Almo
  • Annville
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  • Auburn
  • Augusta
  • Barbourville
  • Bardstown
  • Bardwell
  • Barlow
  • Beattyville
  • Beauty
  • Beaver
  • Beaver Dam
  • Bedford
  • Bellevue
  • Benton
  • Berea
  • Beverly
  • Booneville
  • Boons Camp
  • Bowling Green
  • Brandenburg
  • Brooksville
  • Brownsville
  • Bryantsville
  • Buckner
  • Burgin
  • Burkesville
  • Burlington
  • Bush
  • Butler
  • Cadiz
  • Calhoun
  • Calvert City
  • Campbellsburg
  • Campbellsville
  • Campton
  • Canada
  • Canmer
  • Carlisle
  • Carrollton
  • Cave City
  • Central City
  • Clay City
  • Clinton
  • Cloverport
  • Cold Spring
  • Columbia
  • Combs
  • Confluence
  • Corbin
  • Cornettsville
  • Covington
  • Coxs Creek
  • Cranks
  • Crestwood
  • Cumberland
  • Cynthiana
  • Danville
  • Dawson Springs
  • Dayton
  • Dixon
  • Dry Ridge
  • Dunnville
  • Dwarf
  • East Bernstadt
  • Eddyville
  • Edgewood
  • Edmonton
  • Elizabethtown
  • Elkton
  • Eminence
  • Erlanger
  • Evarts
  • Fall Rock
  • Falmouth
  • Fancy Farm
  • Ferguson
  • Fisherville
  • Flat Lick
  • Flemingsburg
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  • Ford
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  • Fort Knox
  • Fort Mitchell
  • Fort Thomas
  • Fort Wright
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  • Frenchburg
  • Fulton
  • Garfield
  • Georgetown
  • Ghent
  • Glasgow
  • Glencoe
  • Goshen
  • Gracey
  • Grayson
  • Greensburg
  • Greenup
  • Greenville
  • Guthrie
  • Hardinsburg
  • Harlan
  • Harold
  • Harrodsburg
  • Hartford
  • Hawesville
  • Hazard
  • Hebron
  • Henderson
  • Hickman
  • Highland Heights
  • Hindman
  • Hodgenville
  • Hopkinsville
  • Horse Branch
  • Hoskinston
  • Hyden
  • Independence
  • Inez
  • Irvine
  • Ivel
  • Jackhorn
  • Jackson
  • Jamestown
  • Jeffersontown
  • Jenkins
  • Keavy
  • La Center
  • La Fayette
  • La Grange
  • Lancaster
  • Latonia
  • Lawrenceburg
  • Lebanon
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  • Lexington
  • Liberty
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  • London
  • Lookout
  • Lost Creek
  • Louisa
  • Louisville
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  • Lovely
  • Lyndon
  • Madisonville
  • Manchester
  • Marion
  • Mayfield
  • Maysville
  • McKee
  • Melvin
  • Middlesboro
  • Middletown
  • Midway
  • Millersburg
  • Monticello
  • Morehead
  • Morganfield
  • Morgantown
  • Mount Olivet
  • Mount Sterling
  • Mount Vernon
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  • Mousie
  • Munfordville
  • Murray
  • Nerinx
  • New Castle
  • Newport
  • Nicholasville
  • Oak Grove
  • Oakland
  • Old Washington
  • Olive Hill
  • Owensboro
  • Owenton
  • Owingsville
  • Paducah
  • Paintsville
  • Paris
  • Pembroke
  • Pewee Valley
  • Pikeville
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  • Pleasureville
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  • West Liberty
  • West Point
  • Westport
  • Whitesburg
  • Whitley City
  • Wickliffe
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  • Williamstown
  • Wilmore
  • Winchester
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