The Kentucky Secretary of State is responsible for maintaining an up-to-date record of all business entities registered in the state. The record database is available for access by the public who want to file business records and check for the availability of business names. If a name is available, you may decide to start using it immediately or reserve it for use at a later date. If you decide to register it immediately, you must decide the type of business you want your entity to be. You may register it as an LLC, LC, Partnership, Sole Proprietorship, or Corporation. You must fulfill all the requirements listed by the Secretary of State before your entity name is approved for registration.

The first requirement is to confirm if the name is already taken. Visit the Kentucky SOS Business and Filings Records page and search for your proposed name. If you find the name in the database, it means it is already taken and you need to propose a different one. If you do not find the name, it means no one has registered it and you can proceed with the registration/reservation process. To conduct an LLC or Corporation search in Kentucky, visit the Kentucky Secretary of State Website. The types of organizations that you can search include:

  • General Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Company
  • Corporations
  • LLPs

Kentucky Secretary of State Business Lookup Contact Details

Phones(502) 564-3490 (Direct) (502)-564-5687 (Fax)
Address  OFFICE ADDRESS: 700 Capital Avenue, Suite 152 Frankfort, KY 40601   MAILING ADDRESS: Kentucky Secretary of State P.O. Box 718,
700 Capital Avenue, Suite 152
Frankfort, KY 40601
HoursMonday — Friday: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (EST)
EmailBusiness: Fill out the email contact form on the website

Kentucky Business Entity & Corporation Search

Lookup Kentucky Corporation Search

Step 1 – Visit the Kentucky Secretary of State Website

Kentucky Business Search Step 1
Kentucky Business Search Step 1

Information for the Kentucky corporation search is available at the official website of the Kentucky Secretary of State. The business entities you can search for include General Partnerships, Limited Liability Partnerships, and Limited Partnerships.

Criteria for Business Name search in Kentucky is done using: Entity Name or Organization Number. You may enter the full name or part of it. If you want a more detailed report, contact the Kentucky Secretary of State through email or telephone.

Step 2: Select Your Entity

After keying your options, click the search icon to generate your search results. If the name is registered, a list of names will be displayed as shown below.

Kentucky Business Search Step 2
Kentucky Business Search Step 2

Go through the matching results one by one and sort them out. To make your lookup easier, the table issued by the Kentucky Secretary of State displays both the active and inactive entities from the database. It consists of the Company Name, Organization Number, Status, and Type. Once you have located the listing you are looking for, check the Company Name column and click the link. You will be redirected to the Kentucky Corporation Search/Information Page, showing the details of the specific entity.

Step 3: Download information

This is the last step of the lookup LLC Kentucky. You now have all the registration details, including:

  • Organization Number
  • Name
  • Profit or Non-Profit
  • Company Type
  • Status
  • Standing
  • State
  • File Date
  • Organization Date
  • Last Annual Date
  • Principal Office
  • Managed By
  • Registered Agent
Kentucky Business Search Step 3
Kentucky Business Search Step 3

The Kentucky Secretary of State allows you to print forms such as an annual report, fillable PDF, or request for a certified Certificate of Existence. To reserve a name with the Kentucky secretary of state, you will be required to pay a $20 filing fee.


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