Corporate Records

Articles of Incorporation for Business and Non-Profit Corporations

For Private Corporations and Non-Profit Corporations

The document must be:

– Executed by one of the offices authorized in KRS271B.1-200(6) and KRS273.252
– The document must be filed with the Secretary of State FIRST
– The clerk is presented one exact or conformed copy having the stamp of the Secretary of State

Filing Fees:
Pages exceeding 3 pages cost $3.00 per page.

Assumed Names

– AKA (Also Known As)
– DBA (Doing Business As)
– Fictitious Name Filing
The document must have:

– The name being assumed
– The real name and address of the individual or entity assuming the name. A domestic general partnership must include the real name
of each partner
– The document must be filed in the county where the entity has deemed a resident under provisions of KRS355 (see KRS355.401 for
specific requirements).
– Assumed names may or may not have a Preparation Statement (KRS 382.335).

The document must be executed as follows:

– Individual – by the individual
– Partnership – by at least one authorized partner
– Limited liability partnership – by at least one partner authorized to do so by the partners
– Limited partnership – by a general partner
– Limited liability company – by a member or manager authorized to act for the limited liability company
– Business trust – by the trustees
– Corporation – by a person authorized to act for the corporation

Filing Fees:

Assumed Name Renewals

Assumed names are effective for 5 years from the date of registration and can be renewed by filing a renewal certificate 6 months prior
to the expiration or renewal date. The filing requirements are the same as for the original.

Filing Fees:

Assumed Name Withdrawal

Assumed name withdrawals are done in a similar manner per KRS365.015, section 4 with the additional information of “date the original
was filed” as a requirement.

Filing Fees:

Declaration of Trust

The document must have the following:

– The individual(s) who is establishing the trust
– The name of the trust and/or the trustee
– The Trustee(s) Preparation Statement
– The clerk shall request a return mail address.
– The document may or may not be notarized.

Filing Fees:
The statute does not provide a fee for extra pages.


Partnership agreements or certificates are filed with the Secretary of State first, then with the county clerk.

The document must have:

– The stamp from the Secretary of State on it in order to be filed at the county level
– The person presenting the partnership to the Secretary of State should present two copies–one is filed there and one stamped as having
been filed
– This copy is then recorded at the County Clerk’s office in the county where the partnership maintains an office

Filing Fees:
Pages exceeding 3 pages will cost $3.00 per page.

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