Below you will find the laws and forms regarding Business Filings in the State of Kentucky.
State law requires many business which file with the Secretary of State to also file with the County Clerk of the county in which the business principally operates or maintains a headquarters.
Articles of Incorporation, Certificates of Existence, and other business-related certificates must first be submitted and filed with the Kentucky Secretary of State. For more information, visit the Secretary of State's website. The Clerk's office must be presented with a copy showing the stamp of the Secretary of State. A filing fee of $46.00 will be assessed (plus $3.00 for each additional page over 3 pages).
A sole proprietorship is owned and operated by an individual. It does not have a separate existence apart from its owner. If a sole proprietorship is operating under an assumed name, an assumed name filing with the county clerk is required.