A Secretary of State operates at the Kentucky State level to carry out elections, supervise state administration, and act as the Kentucky chief corporations officer. As part of this responsibility, many Secretaries of State in Franklin County register and license private corporations, small businesses, and other businesses, including registering trade names. Secretaries of State are often responsible for managing businesses that operate within Kentucky, including collecting business taxes. A Franklin County business name search through the Secretary of State Office can identify business names for sole proprietors, partnerships, corporations, limited partnerships, or limited liability companies. This search can also identify the owner of a Franklin County business as well as any trademarked business names. Many Secretaries of State provide online access to their business name search databases.
Frankfort Kentucky Secretary of State Frankfort KY 700 Capitol Avenue 40601 502-564-3490