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by Kentucky Registered Agent LLC

Jefferson County

Filing articles with the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office

Why would I need to file my articles in Jefferson County Kentucky?

You are required by statute to submit your formation documents to the county clerk of the Kentucky county where your business resides. Usually, it is where your registered office is located.

Sole proprietorships can simply submit a certificate of assumed name to the county clerk in the county in which the individual’s principal place of business is located. For all other entities, the Articles of Incorporation or other formation documents must be filed first with the Secretary of State and then the county clerk where the entity maintains its registered agent for service of process.


Sole Proprietorships:
The fee to record the certificate of assumed name is $13.

Other business entities:
Jefferson County charges $11 to file articles of incorporation with the county clerk.

Prices listed are for the first three pages. There is an additional $3 per page charge for longer documents.

How to file in Jefferson County:

Once you have the file stamped copy of your articles of incorporation from the SOS, you can either send or deliver an exact copy to the County Clerk Recorders Department.  When documents are brought to the Recording Department, they are recorded immediately, but it takes seven to ten days to receive the documents by return mail. You could also arrange to pick up the document after five business days.  If you mail documents for recording, it can take about two weeks from the time the office receives a document in the mail for you get the document back by mail.

Jefferson County Clerk
Recording Department
527 West Jefferson St., Room 204
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 574-5785
Mon-Fri 8-4

We can help you

Just starting your business? As your Kentucky registered agent we provide reminders and instructions to file your Kentucky annual reports.  When we receive documents locally in our Kentucky office, we upload them to your online account so you have them immediately.  If you’d like us to establish a new corporation or LLC with the secretary of state, sign up for incorporation service. If you’d like to do it yourself, just hire us to be your Kentucky registered agent to take advantage of our online compliance tools and forms. We are happy to help any way we can.