Your Kentucky Registered Agent provides various services, including the acceptance of formal documents and correspondence from the Kentucky Secretary of State (SOS).
Your LLC is required to have a Registered Agent at all times. You appoint one when you first start your business. You can also replace your existing Kentucky Registered Agent at a later date, provided there is a smooth transition between the old and new agents.
What a Kentucky Registered Agent Does
A Registered Agent’s main function is to accept official documentation and correspondence.
Having a Registered Agent also provides proof to the state that your business exists.
Incfile Provides Free Kentucky Registered Agent Service for the First Year
Incfile is authorized to conduct business in Kentucky and can legally act as your Registered Agent. We offer a complete Kentucky Registered Agent service for any LLC that’s formed in KY. Even better, if you establish your business through Incfile, your Registered Agent is completely free for the first year and only $119 a year after that.
Here’s what our Registered Agent service provides:
Appointing a Registered Agent Service for Your LLC
When you first form your LLC, you must appoint a Registered Agent. You can change it at any point after that. Here’s how to go about it.
Assign a Registered Agent When You Form Your LLC
Your business needs to have a Registered Agent as soon as it’s formed. You can do this two ways:
You’ll need to include details of your Registered Agent in your Articles of Organization when you establish your business.
When you form your LLC through us, we’ll give you a free year of our Registered Agent Service. Then we’ll use the information you provide to complete to file your Articles of Organization for you.
Assign a Different Registered Agent After Formation
You’re allowed to change your Kentucky Registered Agent after you’ve formed your LLC. There are a couple of ways to do this.
Once you’ve chosen a new Registered Agent, you can complete the Statement of Change of Registered Agent and/or Registered Office Address form available on the Kentucky SOS website. Once you’ve filled it out, send it to the SOS with a payment of $10, and they’ll update your records.
If you use our Registered Agent service, we'll take care of all the form filling and filing for you. We’ll collect important information about your business, complete the form on your behalf and then file it with the Kentucky SOS. We’ll notify you once we officially become your Registered Agent.
Kentucky Registered Agent Search
There may be an occasion when you want to know the name of the Registered Agent that represents another LLC in Kentucky. This information is available in the state's business database.
If the Registered Agent isn’t available there, you can request it directly from the Kentucky SOS.
What Happens If You Don’t Have a Registered Agent?
Acting as Your Own Registered Agent
If you have an address in Kentucky, you can serve as the Registered Agent for your LLC. We don’t recommend this approach for a few reasons: