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It's Getting Easier to Start a Business in Kentucky

February 7, 2005

Secretary of State Trey Grayson demonstrates an online service.
Secretary of State Trey Grayson demonstrates an online service.

On January 12 Secretary of State Trey Grayson announced the launch of new Web services for corporations that are registered within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  The launch includes online access to several corporate certificates that could previously only be requested by phone. 

“When I came into office, one of my goals was to make the office more technology-friendly and user-friendly,” stated Grayson.  “One way of achieving that goal is to put more services online.”

Popular forms such as the certificate of existence and the certificate of authorization can be found under the Online Business Service Database on the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Web site at www.kysos.com.  A link to every certificate that is available online will appear under the search of each organization.

Grayson continued, “The fast-paced society in which we live demands a more accessible government.  Now, Kentuckians will be able to retrieve more important documents, 24-hours a day, through the World Wide Web.”

In addition to the new online corporate certificates, all corporate documents filed with the Office of the Secretary of State since Sep. 15, 2005, or thereafter are available as scanned images.  Past documents will be made available online as the images are scanned.

Grayson already announced additional online services since he took office. Just recently, access to portions of the Governor’s Executive Journal was made available online.  In June, the Office of the Secretary of State launched online access to revolutionary war patents.  In February, final copies of enacted legislation of the commonwealth were placed online.

The Office of the Secretary of State is entrusted with filing, maintaining and preserving the important documents and records of the commonwealth and her people.  Access to documents not found online is available at the state capitol building in Frankfort, Kentucky.

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Contact:
Leslie A. Fugate
Director of Communications
Office of the Secretary of State
700 Capital Avenue
Suite 152, State Capitol
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-3490
(502) 564-5687 (Fax)
Web Site:
www.kysos.com
email:  LFugate@kysos.com

 

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