Ohio Power of Attorney Forms (9 Types)

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Ohio power of attorney forms provides 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.


Durable (Statutory) Power of Attorney – The power of attorney form that grants financial authority over the principal’s assets and property. It is considered durable because it remains in effect even after the principal is no longer able to make his or her own decisions due to physical or mental incapacity.

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Signing Requirements (§ 1337.25): Notary public.

 


General (Financial) Power of Attorney – Also grants financial authority over the principal’s assets and property, however, it is not considered “durable” because it terminates automatically if and when the principal is no longer able to make his or her own decisions due to physical or mental incapacity.

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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 health care decisions when the person who made the appointment 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 and needs to have a grandparent or other relative or friend in charge. This form gives the caretaker authority to make decisions on behalf of the child.

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Signing Requirements (§ 3109.54): Notary public.

 


Real Estate Power of Attorney – For the appointment of another person to handle the real estate of an individual or entity. May be used for the buying, selling, or everyday responsibility 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 his or her 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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