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. The Secretary of State issues
Kentucky Ambassador Commissions.