3 Simple Steps
Use our free guide below to file a Kentucky DBA. However, if you’d like a professional service to handle the paperwork, we recommend LegalZoom.
Kentucky deals with DBA registration differently depending on the entity type.
If you’re applying for a DBA as a corporation, LLC, or any type of partnership:
If you’re applying as a sole proprietorship:
Before you fill out the form, make sure your desired name is available by doing a name availability search. You cannot choose a name that’s already in the Kentucky database.
If you’re using the state form, here’s the information you’ll have to provide:
We can’t speak to the information you’ll have to provide if you’re applying for a DBA as a sole proprietor, since the forms differ between counties/cities.
Whichever form you’re filling out, make sure that every piece of information you include is 100% correct. You’ll have to sign your name to certify that the form was filled out accurately under penalty of perjury.
The final step is to simply mail the form in, either to the secretary of state or your local county clerk’s office.
The DBA filing fee for the state of Kentucky is $20, so you’ll have to include a check made out to the Kentucky State Treasurer with your application. Filing fees may differ if you’re applying on the city/county level.
Alison Lundergan Grimes
Office of the Secretary of State
PO Box 718
Frankfort, KY 40602-0718
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