Business Services

As Kentucky's Chief Business Official, the Secretary of State oversees the more than 700,000 entities that have filed to do business in the Commonwealth. The office provides many services to help businesses and, in turn, grow Kentucky's economy.

The office's business filings division helps businesses comply with various statutory obligations from the time business is formed, during its existence, and through any eventual dissolution.The business records division provides certificates of entities' registration and authorization to do business in Kentucky. The business office also processes applications for and maintains records of trademarks and service marks registered in the state. The UCC division is the state repository for financing statements regarding security interests. Many of these services can be accessed online. Finally, the business records division process notary applications and issues apostilles and authentications of official documents.

Other resources, including links to agencies, organizations and websites that may be useful to your business; the bulk data subscription service and prepaid accounts are also available through this website.

If you have any questions about the Secretary of State's Office of Business, please review the frequently asked questions or contact the division for the services in which you are interested.