Kentucky Corporate Bylaws
Kentucky corporate bylaws are the rules that govern your corporation’s operations and create an organizational structure for your company. A solid set of bylaws will outline policies for appointing directors and officers, holding shareholder and board meetings, handling conflicts of interest, and even eventually dissolving the business, among other issues.
Corporate bylaws are some of the most important internal documents you have, which is why we at Northwest offer a free, attorney-drafted template, customized for Kentucky corporations, that you can use for your business.
Are bylaws filed with the state of Kentucky?
No. Your corporate bylaws are internal documents, which means they should be kept with your own business files.
Do bylaws need to be signed?
No—signing bylaws is not a requirement. But including the names and signatures of all board members and officers lends credibility to your bylaws.
How do I amend my bylaws in Kentucky?
Kentucky’s statutes (see KY Revised Statute 271B.10-200-220) provide some rules for amending bylaws, but for the most part, corporations establish the procedures for amending bylaws in their articles or in the bylaws themselves.
For example, articles of incorporation may reserve voting rights on amending bylaws exclusively for shareholders, and bylaws may change the terms of a quorum (the number of directors needed to call an official meeting of the board).