Ohio Power of Attorney Forms (9 Types)

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Updated September 28, 2022

Ohio power of attorney forms provide a legal method by which a person can designate a representative to handle their affairs. The person granting the powers will commonly choose someone that is a trusted person (e.g. spouse, family member). The most common forms are related to financial and medical decision-making but can be for any responsibility someone would like to give someone else.

By Type (9)

Durable (Statutory) Power of Attorney – This grants financial authority over the principal’s assets and property and remains in effect even after the principal is incapacitated.

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Signing Requirements (§ 1337.25): Notary public.

General (Financial) Power of Attorney – This also grants financial authority over the principal’s assets and property, but it terminates automatically upon the principal’s incapacitation.

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Signing Requirements (§ 1337.25): Notary public.

Limited Power of Attorney – For more limited or specific circumstances or transactions. It terminates when the transaction or circumstance is complete.

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Signing Requirements (§ 1337.25): Notary public.

Medical Power of Attorney – For appointing a representative to manage healthcare decisions when the principal becomes unable to communicate with healthcare providers.

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Signing Requirements (§ 1337.12(B) & § 1337.12(C)): Two (2) witnesses or a notary public.

Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – For use when a parent of a minor anticipates being away from the child for a period of time. Authorizes caretaker to make decisions for the child on their behalf.

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Signing Requirements (§ 3109.54): Notary public.

Real Estate Power of Attorney – Appoints an agent to handle the real estate of an individual or entity. May be used for the buying, selling, or everyday responsibilities of the property.

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Signing Requirements (R.C. §§ 1337.25): Notary acknowledgment (or other authorized officer as described in § 5301.01).

Revocation of Power of Attorney – Used when a person wants to terminate a POA that is still in effect. It should be used in conjunction with providing notice to the relevant folks.

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Signing Requirements: Notarization is recommended; only statutes regarding revocation requirements are for real estate (§ 1337.05) and medical (§ 1337.14).

Tax Power of Attorney (Form TBOR 1) – For use when a principal has tax matters before the Ohio Department of Taxation and wants to have a tax professional deal with the issues.

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Signing Requirements: Principal only.

Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form BMV 3771) – For use when a person seeks to have their car titled or registered in Ohio and wants to have someone else handle it.

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Signing Requirements: Notary public.

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