There are a variety of business
filings that business entities utilize during the life of a
business. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with all of
filing options and requirements. The following list
outlines our business filings most popular business filing
responsible for issuing and authenticating:
- certificates of existence;
- certificates of authorization;
- certified copies of documents on file with the Office of
the Secretary of State; and
- apostilles and authentications.
Commercial Code Division
(UCC) serves as the state repository for financing statements
regarding security interests. These financing statements are
filed by banks, mortgage companies, and other lending
institutions against the secured collateral of individuals and
other entities that are located within the state.
Secretary of State is responsible for filing and maintaining
financing statements on secured transactions under Revised
Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) as adopted in
Kentucky, effective July 1, 2001.
A person who uses a trademark
or service mark in
this state may file an application with the Office of
the Secretary of State for registration of such mark.
Review the list of all online
business services offered
by the Office of the Secretary of State. Online business
services include the online business database, One Stop business
registration system, trademark search, and UCC online services.