Category Archives: Kentucky Secretary of State (SOS) Taxable Business Entity Search

Kentucky Secretary of State Business Entity Search allows a user to lookup a Corporation, Limited Partnership (LP), Limited Liability Company (LLC), Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), and Partnerships.

Kentucky Secretary of State Corporation Entity Search

Step 1 – Go to Kentucky Secretary of State.

Step 2 – Type in the name of the corporation you would like to view. You must enter at least 4 characters, and it is highly recommended that you be as specific as possible. You will pull all records that contain the keywords you choose to enter.

Step 3 – You will be brought to the business entity results page that will give a preview of the details that include: Name, Organization Number, Status, and the Type. The entities highlighted in green are in good standing and the ones in red are inactive.
Click on the corporation name to get the ful details

Step 4 – You have reached the corporation you intended to find and may now look at: organizational number, entity name, profit or non, active status, file date, incorporation date, last annual report, principal office address, registered agent, directors, officers, and all previous documents filed.

How to Create a Corporation in Kentucky

Step 1 – Download and fill in one of the Articles of Incorporation forms below.
Domestic Profit – $50 – Most popular. For all applicants who have an office address in Kentucky and would like to start a standard business (corporation).
Domestic Non-Profit – $8
Foreign – $90
Professional – $50

Step 2 – Enclose a check for the filing fee (stated above) and send the form and fee to:
Division of Business Filings
Business Filings
PO Box 718
Frankfort, KY 40602

Step 3 – After receiving your completed incorporation from the Secretary of State you will want to get an EIN Number. It takes only 10 minutes and you will get your number instantly as well as a copy of the document in the mail. This will allow you to open a business bank account.

Reserve a Corporation Name

Step 1 – Download and complete the Kentucky Corporation Name Reservation Form.

Step 2 – Attach the $40 filing fee and send to the Secretary of State located at:
Division of Business Filings
Business Filings
PO Box 718
Frankfort, KY 40602

Kentucky Secretary of State LLC Search & Lookup

Step 1 – Go to the Kentucky Secretary of State.

Kentucky LLC Name Search Tool

Kentucky LLC Name Search Tool

Step 2 – You may use the search by name (See Guidelines) with the only real requirement being you must use at least 4 characters. Although, the system will pull all entities with the keywords you type. So it is highly recommended that your search is as specific as possible.

Kentucky Company Search Results

Kentucky Company Search Results

Step 3 – After your query, the system will bring you to the results page. Here you will see a preview of the entity’s: Name, Organizational Number, Status (active or inactive), and the Type. Click on the link in blue under ‘Company Name’ that best matches the LLC you were looking for.

Kentucky LLC Entity Page

Kentucky LLC Entity Page

Step 4 – You have completed your search. This page shows all the data the Secretary of State has on file including: status, standing, state of formation, filing date, organization date, most recent annual report, principal office, registered agent (name and address), current officers, directors, and any previous filings you are able to view their images.

How to Create an LLC in Kentucky

Step 1 – Download and complete one of the Articles of Organization forms below:
Domestic Profit – $40
Domestic Non Profit – $40
Foreign – $90
Professional – $40

Step 2 – Attach the filing fee and send to the Secretary of State’s office located at: Division of Business Filings
Business Filings
PO Box 718
Frankfort, KY 40602

Step 3 – After receiving your successful formation in the mail, you will need to apply for an EIN (Employer Identification Number) in order to open a bank account. The process is easy and takes about 10 minutes. The number will be issued to you instantly.

Reserve a Company Name – If you are not ready to incorporate but would like to register a name for future use follow the steps below:

Step 1 – Download the Name Reservation Form.

Step 2 – Enclose a check for $40 and send to the Secretary of State’s office at:
Division of Business Filings
Business Filings
PO Box 718
Frankfort, KY 40602

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