Corporate Records

All document filings at the County Clerk’s office that pertain to Real Estate must include a Property Identification Number (PIDN) and a Group number for the relevant properties.

Articles of Incorporation for Business and Non-Profit Corporations-Filing Fee $46.00

The document must be:

  • Executed by one of the offices authorized in KRS 271B.1-200(6)  and  KRS 273.252
  • Document must be filed with the Secretary of State FIRST
  • The clerk is presented one exact or conformed copy having the stamp of the Secretary of State


Assumed Names-Filing Fee $46.00

AKA (Also Know As) DBA (doing business as) or Fictitious Name Filing.



The document must have:

  • The name being assumed
  • The real name and address of the individual or entity assuming the name. A domestic general partnership must include the real name of each partner
  • The document must be filed in county where the entity is deemed a resident under provisions of  KRS355 (see  KRS 355.401 for specific requirements).
  • Assumed names may or may not have a Preparation Statement (KRS 382.335). The document must be executed per KRS 365.015 as follows:

The document must be executed as follows:

  • Individual – by the individual
  • Partnership – by at least one authorized partner
  • Limited liability partnership – by at least one partner authorized to do so by the partners
  • Limited partnership – by a general partner
  • Limited liability company – by a member or manager authorized to act for the limited liability company
  • Business trust – by the trustees
  • Corporation – by a person authorized to act for the corporation

Assumed Name Renewal-Filing Fee $46.00

Assumed names are effective for 5 years from the date of registration and can be renewed by filing a renewal certificate 6 months prior to the expiration or renewal date. The filing requirements are the same as for the original.

Assumed Name Withdrawal-Filing Fee $46.00

Assumed name withdrawals are done in a similar manner per  KRS 365.015(4),with the additional information of “date the original was filed” as a requirement.


Declaration of Trust-Filing Fee $46.00

The document must have the following:

  • The individual(s) who is establishing the trust
  • The name of the trust and/or the trustee
  • The Trustee(s)
  • Preparation Statement

The clerk shall request a return mail address.

The document may or may not be notarized.


Partnerships-Filing Fee $46.00

Partnership agreements or certificates are filed with the Secretary of State first, then with county clerk.

The document must have:

  • The stamp from the Secretary of State on it in order to be filed at the county level
  • The person presenting the partnership to the Secretary of State should present two copies–one is filed there and one stamped as having been filed
  • This copy is then recorded at the County Clerk’s office in the county where the partnership maintains an office