Kentucky Business Entity & Corporation Search

Kentucky (KY) State ShapeIn Kentucky, business entity records are maintained by the FastTrack Business Organization. It is a subdivision of KY Secretary of State which deals with business formation and regulation.

The business records can be accessed for free on the Kentucky Secretary of State website. Basic information such as business contact details, structure and other filed documents are available online.

Business entity search can help in,

  • conducting business name availability check
  • downloading/filing business documents
  • viewing public information about any other business

We’ve put together this step-by-step guide to help you conduct business entity search successfully.

Kentucky Secretary of State Business Entity Search

One can search for any business in Kentucky (KY) in four ways:

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

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 atleast 4 characters.
  • Search is case insensitive.
  • 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 results which matched the search criteria.

Each entry will have 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 looking for, try searching again with other keywords. Or you can also try searching by name of the director(s), registered agent or company ID.

Step 5: On the next page, you’ll be able to view complete information about the business.

Organization NumberOfficial ID of the Business
NameName of the Business 
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
Organization DateDate of formation of Business
Last Annual ReportDate of filing of last Annual Report
Principal OfficeOffice Communication Address
Registered AgentRegistered Agent Address
Common No Par SharesTotal Shares Issued

In the same page, you can view the list of current officer(s) of the company. This includes President, Vice President, Treasurer, and director.

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

At the bottom of the page, you can view and download all the business documents currently filed with the SOS.

Documents include – Articles of Incorporation, Annual Report, Principal Office Address Change, Administrative Dissolution, Reinstatement and Reinstatement Certificate of Existence.


By Officer Name

Using this form of search, you can find businesses with which any company officer is associated with.

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, the results may be too broad which may require subsequent filtering.

Step 4: Click on the ‘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.


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 the ‘Search‘ button.
Step 4: On the next page, you will be able to view the list of businesses associated with the person.


By Registered Agents Name

Shows all the businesses associated with any registered agent.

Step 1: Navigate to the registered agent search page.
Step 2: Enter the name of the registered agent. You can also search by the partial name of the person.

Example searching for ‘John‘ will show all names containing ‘John‘ like Johnson, Johny etc.

Step 3: Click on the ‘Search‘ button.
Step 4: On the final page, you will be able to view the list of businesses with which the registered agent is associated with.


KY Secretary of State 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 on: 28/03/2019

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