Doing Business in Bardstown-Nelson County Kentucky

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The following information will be beneficial to you as you prepare to establish your business in Bardstown-Nelson County:

If you need to:

You should:

For details, call:

Operate a business in Bardstown

Apply for a business license and Bardstown City and Nelson County Occupational Tax

Bardstown City Hall
220 North Fifth Street
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-348-5947
www.cityofbardstown.org

Operate a business in Bloomfield

Apply for a business license in Bloomfield and a Nelson County Occupational Tax

Bloomfield City Hall
141 Depot Street
Bloomfield, KY 40008
502-252-5235
www.bardstown.com/~bfield

Operate a business in New Haven

Apply for a business license in New Haven and a Nelson County Occupational Tax

New Haven City Hall
302 Center Street
New Haven, KY 40051
502-549-3177

Operate a business in Nelson County (outside a City limit)

Apply for Nelson County Occupational Tax

Nelson County Fiscal Court
One Court Square
Bardstown, KY 40004
(502) 348-1802
www.nelsoncountyky.com

Determine if your business location is appropriate for the intended use

Check for proper zoning

Planning and Zoning
One Court Square, 2 nd Floor
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-348-1805
www.ncpz.com

File a Kentucky Tax Registration Application Form (form 10A100)

Contact the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet

Kentucky Revenue Cabinet
Central KY Taxpayer Service Center
200 Fair Oaks Lane
Frankfort, KY 40602
502-564-4581
502-564-3306
www.revenue.ky.gov

Obtain an employer identification number

Contact a U.S. Internal Revenue Service district office

U.S. Internal Revenue Service
550 Main Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
513-621-6281
800-829-1040
www.irs.gov

Establish a restaurant that sells alcoholic beverages or operate a package store

Obtain a liquor or beer license

Bardstown City Hall
220 North Fifth Street
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-348-5947
www.cityofbardstown.org

Sell food or drinks

Obtain a Food Establishment Permit

Nelson County Environmental Services
325 South Third Street
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-348-3698

Incorporate your business and register the business name

File Articles of Incorporation (or Cert. of Authority if corp. headquarters is out of state)

 

File name, proprietorship, partnership or incorporation

Secretary of State
State Capitol Building
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-2848

Nelson County Clerk
113 East Stephen Foster
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-348-1820

Establish a state unemployment insurance account

Register with the Kentucky Department for Employment Service (Form UI1)

Division for Unemployment Insurance, CHR Building
2 nd Floor East
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40621

Determine if other state license applications need to be filed

Contact the state Business Information Clearinghouse

Business Information Clearinghouse
Capital Plaza Tower, 22 nd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-4252
800-626-2250

Apply for the City Restaurant Tax

Obtain a license

Bardstown City Hall
220 North Fifth Street
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-348-5947
www.cityofbardstown.org

Home Based Occupation Permit

Apply for Permit

Planning and Zoning
One Court Square
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-348-1805
www.ncpz.com

Signage Standards

Apply for Permit

Planning and Zoning
One Court Square
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-348-1805
www.ncpz.com


Nelson County Economic Development Agency (NCEDA) and Bardstown Industrial Development Corporation (BIDC)

One Court Square
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-348-6402

  • Information on industrial and commercial sites in the area
  • Business financial assistance
  • Information on starting or expanding a business or industry
  • Provide employment and demographic data
  • Act as an advocate for business within the government
  • Existing Industry assistance
  • Workforce development opportunities
  • Information Clearinghouse for all economic development agencies including Industrial Development, Chamber of Commerce, Tourism and Mainstreet

Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce
One Court Square
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-348-9545

  • Advocacy organization providing a wide range of services to businesses

Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC)
1105 Juliana Court, Suite #6
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
270-765-6737

  • Offers a variety of seminars and structured training along with intensive one-on-one consulting to individuals and small businesses

Kentucky World Trade Center
333 West Vine Street, Suite 1600
Lexington, KY
270-258-3139

  • Import/Export assistance

Other Related Services:

Bellsouth
877-573-2597

  • Telephone hook-up

Bardstown Cable Internet
Bardstown City Hall
220 North Fifth Street
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-348-5947

Salt River Electric
111 West Brashear Avenue
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-348-3931

Kentucky Utilities
1-800-981-0600

  • Electric Service (depends on area of county)

Bardstown City Hall
220 North Fifth Street
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-348-5947

New Haven City Hall
302 Center Street
New Haven, KY 40051
502-549-3177

Bloomfield City Hall
141 Depot Street
Bloomfield, KY 40008
502-252-8222

Nelson County Fiscal Court
One Court Square
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-348-1800

  • Garbage Collection

Bardstown City Hall
220 North Fifth Street
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-348-5947

North Nelson Water
5555 Louisville Road
Cox's Creek, KY 40013
502-348-8342

Bloomfield City Hall
141 Depot Street
Bloomfield, KY 40008
502-252-8222

Lebanon Junction Water District
271 Main Street
Lebanon Junction, KY 40150
502-833-4311

New Haven Water & Sewer System
302 Center Street
New Haven, KY 40051
502-549-3177

  • Water service hook-up (depends on area of county)

LG&E
1-800-331-7370

  • Natural gas hook-up

Bardstown City Hall
220 North Fifth Street
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-348-5947

Bardstown Internet Service
200 West John Fitch Avenue
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-349-9444

  • Internet Service

Bardstown Cable TV
220 North Fifth Street
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-348-5947

Insight Communications (serves Bloomfield )
800-541-4223

  • Cable TV

Bardstown-Nelson County Volunteer Fire Department
220 North Fifth Street
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-348-3121

  • Information regarding fire codes

Kentucky Division of Air Quality
316 St. Clair Mall
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-573-3382

  • Information on air pollution sources

Kentucky Division of Waste Management
18 Reilly Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-6716

  • Solid and hazardous wastes
  • Hazardous materials ordinance

Kentucky Division of Water
18 Reilly Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-3410

  • Sewage system discharge
  • Withdrawal of water from public waters
  • Building sites in a flood plain

Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet
(Information - Existing Industry Division International Marketing
Minority Business Division Small Business Division)
502-564-7670

Kentucky Labor Cabinet
502-564-6895

  • Safety and health regulations
  • Workers compensation coverage for employees

Kentucky 's Worker's Compensation Board
502-564-5550

  • Rules on Worker's Compensation