Certificate of Assumed Name (Doing Business As)

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Land Records Contact

Physical Location:
Madison County Courthouse
1st Floor - Recordings Room
Richmond, KY 40475

Contact Numbers:
(Phone) 859-624-4703 Option 3
(Fax) 859-624-4954

Office Hours: M-F 8:00AM - 4:30PM


Certificate of Assumed Name (Doing Business As)


The cost to file a Certificate of Assumed Name is $13.00. This form is required by most financial institutions to open a business checking account. Click for Certificate of Assumed Name Form.

The process is simple. You fill out the form; the clerk will process the form and give it back to you so that you may take it to your bank.

Please read the following information required by the three local governments to do business in Madison County.

Madison County has three local governments that require a Business License;


Each Government Agency requires a business license to be issued to any persons conducting business inside their County/City Limits.


        • If you are conducting business inside the City limits of Richmond then only a City of Richmond Business License is required;
        • If you are conducting business OUTSIDE the City Limits of Richmond and/or Berea then you will need only a Madison County Business License.
        • If you conduct business in each you will need a Business License from EACH agency.

Please contact the Madison County Finance Department for all inquiries about Business Licenses in Madison County.



Accepted Payments

All departments accept Cash, Check, Debit and Credit Cards.
Debit: $2.50 processing fee,  Credit Card: 3.0% processing fee.

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2014 kbarger profilev2A native of Richmond, Kentucky, Clerk Kenny Barger graduated from Madison Central High School and also attended Eastern Kentucky University.  Prior to his election in 2010, Clerk Kenny Barger worked in his family’s business, Barger’s Towing and Recovery, and as Manager at Mikron Industries, Inc., both located in Richmond, Kentucky. 

Current Term: 2015 - 2018
First Elected: 2010



Our Locations:

Richmond Location:

101 W Main Street

Richmond, KY 40475

Berea Location:

304 Chestnut Street

Berea, KY 40403

Hours of Operation for All Locations:

Mon. to Fri. 8am to 4:30pm