Kentucky Business Entity & Corporation Search

Kentucky (KY) State ShapeOne can search for any business registered in the state of Kentucky using FastTrack organization search facility offered by the Secretary of State. Using FastTrack business search facility, one can find information about any business, complete business filing and download filed documents. One can also check if the business name he/she is looking to register is available for registration or not.

Kentucky Business Entity Search

One can search for any business entity registered in the state of Kentucky (KY) in 4 ways:

  1. Search by Organisation name or business ID
  2. Search by Officer Name
  3. Search by Founding Officers And Directors Name
  4. Search by Registered Agents Name
Search by Organisation Name or Business ID

Step 1: Open Kentucky Secretary of state Business FastTrack page (will open in new tab).
Step 2: Enter the business name or organization ID in the search box.

Search Tips

 

  • Enter one or more word of the business name. Make sure it is at least 4 characters.
  • Search is not case sensitive.
  • Don’t enter common words such as LLC, LLP, and etc.
  • Don’t use punctuation such as comma, period, brackets etc.

Step 3: On the next page, you will be able to view the list of matching results with the following details:

  • Company Name
  • Organization Number
  • Status
  • Type

Step 4: Select the desired business entity. If you are unable to find the business you were searching for, try to redo the search with better targeting. Or you can also try searching the business by name of the director(s), registered agent and company ID.

Step 5: On the next page, you will find a detailed overview of the business with the following information:

Organization NumberOfficial ID of the Business
NameName of the Business Entity
Profit or Non-ProfitBusiness – Profit or Non-Profit
Company TypeBusiness Type – Corporation/LLC/Foreign
StatusBusiness Status: I-Inactive/A-Active
StandingStanding with Secretary of State – Good/Bad
StateState of Jurisdiction – Kentucky
File DateDate of filing of Business Entity
Organization DateDate of formation of Business Entity
Last Annual ReportDate of filing of last Annual Report
Principal OfficeOffice Communication Address
Registered AgentRegistered Agent Address
Common No Par SharesTotal Shares Issued

On the next section, you will be able to view the current officer(s) of the company. This includes President, Vice President, Treasurer, and director.

And finally, in the last section, names of the individuals listed at the time of formation of the business will be mentioned.

At the bottom of the page, one can view and download all the documents related to the business filed at the office of the secretary of state. Documents include – Articles of Incorporation, Annual Report, Principal Office Address Change, Administrative Dissolution, Reinstatement and Reinstatement Certificate of Existence.

Search by Officer Name

Using this form of search, you can find any business entity based on the officer’s name.

Step 1: Navigate to the SOS business search page.
Step 2: Enter the person’s name in the following format:

  • Last Name
  • First Name
  • Middle Name

You can also enter the partial name and conduct the search. However, you may get too many results which you would need to filter.
Step 4: Click on ‘Search‘ button.
Step 5: On the next page, you will be able to view the person’s name along with the company he/she is associated with.

Search by Founding Officers And Directors

You can also search for any business based on the name of founding officer(s) and director(s). Follow the guide below:

Step 1: Navigate to the search page.
Step 2: Enter the name of the person in the search field.
Step 3: Click on ‘Search‘ button.
Step 4: On the next page, you will be able to view the list of businesses associated with the person.

Search by Registered Agents Name

To find all the business associated with any registered agent, follow this guide:

Step 1: Navigate to the registered agent search page.
Step 2: Enter the name of the registered agent. You can also enter the partial name of the person but you may get broad results. Example searching for ‘John‘ will show all names containing ‘John‘ like Johnson, Johny etc.
Step 3: Click on ‘Search‘ button.
Step 4: On the final page, you will be able to view the list of all the businesses associated with the registered agent.

 Contact Information
Address700 Capital Ave., Ste. 152
Frankfort, KY 40601
Email/Web Linkhttps://www.sos.ky.gov/Pages/contact.aspx
Social MediaTwitter / FB / Youtube
PhonePhone: (502) 564-3490
Fax: (502) 564-5687
Hours8:00 AM–4:30 PM (Mon to Fri)

Links & References

  1. http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx
  2. https://www.sos.ky.gov/bus/Pages/default.aspx

Last Updated: 05/10/2018

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