The office of administration is responsible for fiscal and personnel matters, public documents, legal affairs and special projects and commissions. The Secretary of State represents the Commonwealth as agent for service of process in cases involving foreign corporations and administers service of summons and petitions in actions against non-resident motorists.
The Secretary of State also supervises the State Land Office, which is the place of record for all land grants, warrants, surveys and similar transactions.
The Secretary of State is the keeper of the Seal of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and maintains records of all official acts of the Governor and all legislation passed by the General Assembly. In cooperation with the Office of the Governor, the Secretary of State issues Kentucky Colonel Commissions.