A registered agent is a business or individual who serves as a company’s representative. They are typically tasked with accepting documents on the LLC’s behalf, including official government correspondence. This can include service of process notices, tax information, communication from the Secretary of State, and notices of lawsuits. Registered agents act as a middle-man, as it is their job to see that members of the LLC receive these documents.
Kentucky Requirements For Individual Registered Agents
If you’re a business owner in Kentucky, it’s crucial that your company’s registered agent meet these requirements, as set forth the by the Secretary of State.
- The registered office of the business entity must be in Kentucky. A post office box will not suffice.
- The registered agent should be an individual resident of the state of Kentucky.
- The registered agent’s address must match the address of the registered office.
- If an individual, the person must be at least 18 years old.
Kentucky Requirements For A Company Serving As A Registered Agent
Instead of having an individual serve as a registered agent, businesses in Kentucky could hire a third-party company to do so, so long as they meet requirements defined by the Secretary of State.
- The registered agent should be a Kentucky corporation, non-profit corporation, limited liability company, foreign corporation, or foreign non-profit corporation authorized to transact business in Kentucky.
- A company cannot act as its own registered agent.
DoMyLLC Can Serve As Your Registered Agent
It’s critical that new business owners find a registered agent upon who they can trust and rely. At DoMyLLC, we offer registered agent services to those looking to file as an LLC or corporation in the state of Kentucky. When hiring us to serve as a registered agent, business owners can rest assured that they are receiving reliable, professional services, including:
- A physical address in the state of Kentucky, meeting requirements set forth by the Secretary of State’s Office.
- An office available during business hours from Monday through Friday. We can accept all legal correspondence for a company.
- A secure online account where business owners can manage your documents.
- An innovative management system design making it easier than ever for business owners to handle all legal correspondence, even if they’re not in the state.
- A compliance reminder system that informs business owners when annual report filings are due, ensuring they never miss a deadline.
- A compliance calendar, which is an easy-to-view method that allows owner to track when annual reports are due.
- A vast document library that includes both state and internal paperwork for Corporations and LLCs
- Links to state and government agencies
- Unlimited document storage
If businesses in Kentucky miss important deadlines, such as annual report filings, they could be subject to harsh penalties. When hiring DoMyLLC as a registered agent, business owners can trust that their information will be uploaded to the online management system immediately upon delivery and that they will never miss an important deadline. DoMyLLC allows business owners to focus on running their business instead of having to burden themselves with compliance paperwork.
How To Change Your Kentucky Registered Agent
If you are a business owner in the state of Kentucky who is not satisfied with the registered agent currently representing your company, it’s possible that you can make a change.
- Hire a New Agent – The first step that business owners must take is securing a new resident agent. When filing the paperwork to change agents, the state of Kentucky asks for the information of the new resident agent. Without this information, the Secretary of State will not be able to process the application. Thus, hiring a new registered agent is arguably the most essential step in the process.
- File the Required Change of Agent Paperwork with the Kentucky Secretary of State – Kentucky requires businesses to file a Statement of Change of Registered Agent and/or Registered Office. The state mandates that an officer, chairman of the board, member, manager, trustee, or partner sign the document. Business owners can then submit the form by mail or in person, as well as online. They can mail it to Alison Lundergan Grimes at the Office of the Secretary of State or drop it off in Room 154 of the Capitol Building. The Statement of Change form is the only option Kentucky businesses have to update their registered agent information, as they cannot make changes on their annual report.
- Pay the Filing Fee – Business owners must also pay a nominal filing fee when changing their resident agent. Checks can be made payable to the “Kentucky State Treasurer.”
State Filing Fees
|Entity Type||State Fee Registered Agent Change|
|Domestic Kentucky Corporation||$10|
|Domestic Kentucky Limited Liability Company||$10|
|Domestic Kentucky Non-Profit Corporations||$10|
|Domestic & Foreign Partnerships (LP, LLP, LLLP)||$10|
|Foreign Non-Profit Corporations||$10|
|Foreign Limited Liability Companies||$10|
|Corporation Entity Type||State Fee for Formation|
|Domestic Kentucky Corporation||$50|
|Domestic Kentucky Non-Profit Corporation||$8|
|Foreign Corporation Qualification||$90|
|Foreign Non-Profit Corporation Qualification||$90|
|LLC Entity Type||State Fee for Formation|
|Domestic Kentucky Limited Liability Company||$40|
|Domestic Kentucky Partnerships||$40|
|Foreign Limited Liability Company Qualification||$90|
|Foreign Partnership Qualification||$90-$200|