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How to Dissolve a Kentucky LLC


How do you dissolve an Kentucky Limited Liability Company?

To dissolve your Kentucky LLC, you file the Articles of Dissolution and one exact copy with the Kentucky Secretary of State (SOS) by mail or in person. If the forms provided by the SOS do not meet your needs, you can’t just attach additional documentation, but you can create your own custom forms. You can pay SOS filing fees by cash, check, and debit or credit. Make any checks for fees payable to “Kentucky State Treasurer.”

Submit your Kentucky LLCs Articles of Dissolution to the Kentucky Secretary of State: Division of Corporations.

Mail documents for filing to:
Elaine N. Walker
Office of the Secretary of State
PO Box 718
Frankfort, KY 40602-0718

Or personally deliver documents between 8 am and 4:30 pm:
Room 154, Capital Building
700 Capital Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601

Kentucky Limited Liability Company Dissolution FAQ

Is there a filing fee to dissolve or cancel a Kentucky LLC?

There is a $40 filing fee to file Kentucky Articles of Dissolution.

Do you need a Department of Revenue clearance before the Kentucky Secretary of State will accept your dissolution?

No, you don’t need a Department of Revenue clearance to dissolve your LLC or corporation. However, it is always a good idea for a dissolving company to contact various state agencies including the Kentucky Department of Revenue and any relevant licensing agencies, to make sure your LLC doesn’t have any other obligations.

How long does it take the state to process the filing?

SOS processes documents on the day they are received, but it can take up to three business days for them to complete the filing.

How long before someone can take your business name?

Your business name can be taken by another entity immediately once your Kentucky LLC is dissolved or immediately upon administrative dissolution by the Secretary of State.

What is the penalty if you do not dissolve properly and just don’t file your annual reports/statements?

If you haven’t filed your annual report on the due date, Kentucky SOS will place your LLC in bad standing and send a 60 day notice. If SOS does not receive your report within the 60 days of the notice, SOS will administratively dissolve your Kentucky LLC.

What are the late fees and penalties to re-register if your registration is forfeited?

To reinstate, an administratively dissolved LLC needs to file the Kentucky SOS reinstatement application. There are various fees associated with the application:
The reinstatement penalty for LLCs is $100.
You also have to pay the current filing fee for all delinquent annual reports, which is $15 each.

Kentucky SOS forms:

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If you’d like help establishing another company, you may find our incorporation filing service and Kentucky registered agent service helpful.  We provide all the forms and filing instructions you may need in your online account, or you can just hire us to do the filing for you.

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