Kentucky LLC Formation

Each state has different requirements for forming a limited liability company (LLC). Whether you are starting a business or incorporating a business already in existence, you'll want to understand the state requirements for LLC formation.

Cost to form a Kentucky LLC

At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the Kentucky state fees. When you view our pricing to form an LLC you will plainly see:

  • BizFilings’ package prices. BizFilings offers three incorporation service packages from which you can choose.
  • State fee for standard turn-around. Our pricing clearly shows the state fee to incorporate in Kentucky with standard turn-around.
  • Expedited turn-around. You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
  • Certified copy. Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Articles of Organization.
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LLC name

The name of an LLC must end with "Limited Liability Company," "Limited Company," "LC," "Ltd.," "Co.," "LLC" or "L.L.C." Use of the words "Engineer" or "Survey" requires approval by the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. The LLC’s name must be distinguishable upon records of Secretary of State from the name of existing business entities filed with the Secretary of State.

Member/Manager information

The following are Kentucky’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:

  • Minimum number. LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
  • Residence requirements. Kentucky does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
  • Age requirements. Kentucky does not have age requirements.
  • Inclusion in the Articles of Organization. Member/Manager names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Organization.

Requirements for the Articles of Organization

The document required to form an LLC in Kentucky is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Kentucky's requirements include:

  • Registered agent. LLCs must list the name and address of a registered agent with a physical address (no post office boxes) in Kentucky. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
Kentucky Registered Agent Service

Other filings required at time of incorporation

Some states require additional filings or steps at the time of incorporation, such as a county level filing, publishing notice of the LLC formation in a local newspaper or an initial report filing. Kentucky requires the following:

  • County filing. After the LLC is formed, one copy of the Articles of Organization must be filed with the county in which the LLC’s registered office is located.

Professional services businesses

Kentucky allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional limited liability company (PLLC).

Additional Kentucky information

View the following additional resources BizFilings has for forming and maintaining companies in Kentucky: