Education about Kentucky Certified Copies
What are Kentucky certified copies?
Kentucky certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the Kentucky Secretary of State. Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.
The Kentucky Secretary of State issues certified copies with an endorsement, stamp, or certificate. Certified copies are sometimes required to secure a bank loan, apply for a certificate of authority, and obtain business licenses.
What documents can be certified?
You can typically have most corporate filings certified, including:
- Articles of formation
- Articles of amendment
- Certificate of authority
- Annual filings, such as annual reports
- Fictitious name or DBA registration
- Dissolution and withdrawals
Where can I obtain Kentucky certified copies?
Only the Kentucky Secretary of State can issue Kentucky certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.Kentucky Secretary of State
700 Capital Ave., P.O. Box 718
Frankfort, KY 40602
Phone: (502) 564-3490
Fax: (502) 564-5687
Name Search: https://web.sos.ky.gov/bussearchnprofile/search
Online Filing: https://secure.kentucky.gov/sos/ftbr/welcome.aspx