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
  • 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 5 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 county where the entity is 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 for a fee for extra pages.


Partnership agreements or certificates are filed with the Secretary of State first, then with 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 5 pages will cost $3.00 per page.

Corporate Records