Fees

Fees may be paid by cash, check made payable to Kentucky State Treasurer, Electronic Funds Transfer (ACH) if filing online, prepaid account*, or debit or credit card issued by an approved issuer.

Domestic Corporations (Profit and Professional Service)

  • Articles of Incorporation: $40.00 (pursuant to KRS 136.060, profit entities must add organization tax based on number of shares)
  • Amendment of Articles of Incorporation: $40.00 (pursuant to KRS 136.060, profit entities must add organization tax if shares increase)
  • Restated Articles of Incorporation: $40.00
  • Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation: $80.00
  • Articles of Merger: $50.00
  • Statement of Change of Registered Agent or Registered Office, or Both: $10.00 (not to exceed a total of $2,000.00)
  • Statement of Change of Principal Office: $10.00
  • Articles of Share Exchange: $50.00
  • Articles of Dissolution: $40.00
  • Articles of Revocation of Dissolution: $15.00
  • Articles of Correction: $20.00
  • Reinstatement penalty after administrative dissolution: $100.00
  • Application for use of indistinguishable name: $20.00
  • Annual Report: $15.00
  • Amended Annual Report: $15.00
  • Any other document required or permitted to be filed: $15.00

Domestic Corporations (Non-Profit)

  • Articles of Incorporation: $8.00
  • Amendment of Articles of Incorporation: $8.00
  • Restated Articles of Incorporation: $8.00
  • Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation: $16.00
  • Articles of Merger: $8.00
  • Statement of Change of Registered Agent or Registered Office, or Both: $10.00 (not to exceed a total of $2,000)
  • Statement of Change of Principal Office: $10.00
  • Articles of Dissolution: $5.00
  • Articles of Correction: $8.00
  • Reinstatement penalty after administrative dissolution: $100.00
  • Application for use of indistinguishable name: $20.00
  • Annual Report: $15.00
  • Amended Annual Report: $15.00
  • Any other document required or permitted to be filed: $15.00

Domestic Limited Liabliity Company (Profit, Non-Profit or Professional Service)

  • Articles of Organization: $40.00
  • Amendment of Articles of Organization: $40.00
  • Restated Articles of Organization: $40.00
  • Amended and Restated Articles of Organization: $80.00
  • Articles of Dissolution: $40.00
  • Articles of Merger: $50.00
  • Statement of Change of Registered Agent or Registered Office, or Both: $10.00 (not to exceed a total of $2,000.00)
  • Statement of Change of Principal Office: $10.00
  • Articles of Correction: $20.00
  • Reinstatement penalty after administrative dissolution: $100.00
  • Application for reservation or renewal of reserved name (120 days): $15.00
  • Notice of transfer of reserved name: $15.00
  • Notice of cancellation of reserved name: $10.00
  • Application for use of indistinguishable name: $20.00
  • Annual Report: $15.00
  • Amended Annual Report: $15.00
  • Any other document required or permitted to be filed: $15.00

Foreign Corporation or Limited Liabliity Company (Profit, Non-Profit or Professional Service)

  • Application for Certificate of Authority: $90.00
  • Application for Amended Certificate of Authority: $40.00
  • Application for Certificate of Withdrawal: $40.00
  • Application of Registered Name: $36.00
  • Application for Renewal of Registered Name: $36.00
  • Application for Reservation or Renewal of Reserved Name (120 days): $15.00
  • Notice of Transfer of Reserved Name: $15.00
  • Notice of Cancellation of Reserved Name: $10.00
  • Annual Report: $15.00
  • Amended Annual Report: $15.00
  • Any other document required or permitted to be filed: $15.00

Partnerships

  • Statement of Partnership Authority: $40.00
  • Statement of Denial: $20.00
  • Statement of Dissociation: $20.00
  • Statement of Dissolution: $40.00
  • Statement of Merger: $40.00
  • Statement of Qualification: $40.00
  • Amendment to a Statement of Qualification: $40.00
  • Statement of Foreign Qualification: $90.00
  • Annual Report: $15.00
  • Amended Annual Report: $15.00
  • Application for Reservation or Renewal of Reserved Name: $15.00
  • Notice of Transfer of Name Reserved for Use by a Domestic or Foreign Partnership: $15.00
  • Notice of Cancellation of Reserved Name: $10.00
  • Application for Registered Name: $36.00
  • Application for Renewal of Registered Name: $36.00
  • Any other document required or permitted to be filed: $15.00

Limited Partnerships

  • Certificate of Limited Partnership: $40.00
  • Application for Certificate of Authority as a Foreign Limited Partnership: $90.00
  • Amendment of Certificate of Limited Partnership: $40.00
  • Restatement of Certificate of Limited Partnership: $40.00
  • Amendment and Restatement of Certificate of Limited Partnership: $80.00
  • Certificate of Dissolution (domestic limited partnership only): $40.00
  • Statement of Change of Registered Agent or Change of the Address of the Registered Office, or Both: $10.00
  • Registered Agent's Statement of Change of Registered Office for each affected limited partnership: $10.00 (not to exceed a total of $2,000.00)
  • Statement of Change of Mailing Address of Principal Office: $10.00
  • Application to Reserve a Name for Use by a Domestic or Foreign Limited Partnership: $15.00
  • Notice of Transfer of Name Reserved for Use by a Domestic or Foreign Limited Partnership: $15.00
  • Notice of Cancellation of Reserved Name: $10.00
  • Application for Registered Name: $36.00
  • Articles of Merger: $50.00
  • Application for Amended Certificate of Authority: $40.00
  • Application for Certicificate of Withdrawal: $40.00
  • Certificate of Existence or Authorization: $10.00
  • Annual Report: $15.00
  • Amended Annual Report: $15.00
  • Any other docuemnt required or permitted to be filed: $40.00

Business Trusts

  • Application for Declaration of Trust: $15.00
  • Application for Certificate of Authority of a Foreign Business Trust: $90.00
  • Application for Amended Certificate of Authority of a Foreign Business Trust: $40.00
  • Certificate of Withdrawal of Foreign Business Trust: $40.00
  • Annual Report: $15.00
  • Amended Annual Report: $15.00
  • Statement of Consent of Registered Agent: No charge
  • Statement of Resignation of Registered Agent: No charge

Other Filing Fees - $20.00

  • Certificate of Assumed Name
  • Amended Certificate of Assumed Name
  • Withdrawal Certificate of Assumed Name
  • Renewal Certificate of Assumed Name

*A remitter may open a prepaid account by submitting an application and prepaying a minimum of $250. The Office of the Secretary of State will issue an account number to the applicant and to each authorized representative of the applicant.

Corporation Organization Tax

KRS 136.060 establishes the following corporate organization tax rates, based on the total number of shares authorized by the articles of incorporation:

  • $.01 per share up to 20,000 shares
  • $.005 per share for the next 180,000 shares
  • $.002 per share on remaining shares

There is a minimum tax fee of $10.00 for 1,000 shares or fewer.