Kentucky is a great place to locate or expand your business, offering a positive economic environment and a quality workforce. Get information on licenses/permits, taxes, environmental concerns, farming & agriculture, and other business resources.


Wage and hour regulations including rest periods, lunch breaks, tipped employee, overtime, and record keeping requirements.
Includes links to posters in both Spanish and English for:
  • wage discrimination because of sex
  • Kentucky wage and hour laws
  • Kentucky child labor laws

Find Wage and Hour Information

Kentucky Business Finder is a free resource designed to promote sales for and between Kentucky businesses.  This site lists benefits for both the buyer and seller.
Linked to the Kentucky Procurement Assistance Program for businesses that wish to market their services and products to government agencies.

Kentucky Business Finder

The Kentucky One Stop Business Licensing Program allows users to instantly receive a complete listing of all licenses that could be required at the state level.  Options to register your business in the Commonwealth of Kentucky or get a permit are also available.
This site can be translated into six other languages.

License my Business

The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) was established within the Cabinet for Economic Development to encourage economic development, business expansion, and job creation by providing financial support through an array of financial assistance and tax credit programs.
Links to any needed paperwork are provided.

Locate or Expand a Business

If you need to apply for or renew a notary commission applications are available.
Search for notaries and download the public notary handbook.

Obtain a Notary Application and Handbook

Business Filings has a wide range of forms available to assist in filing with the Secretary of State's office. Use of the following standardized forms expedites the processing of filings.
The following types of forms are available:
  • business filing forms
  • Uniform Commercial Code forms
  • Trademark/Service mark forms
  • business record forms

Obtain Business Filing Forms