A power of attorney authorizes another person or entity to act as your agent in various matters. Depending on your needs, choose from one (or more) of the following types of powers of attorney valid in the state of Ohio.
Table of Contents
- Ohio Powers of Attorney
- How to Get Power of Attorney in Ohio
Durable Power of Attorney – Ohio
What distinguishes a durable power of attorney from a regular power of attorney is the fact that the power remains in place even if you become incapacitated.
In Ohio, all powers of attorney are presumed to be durable unless explicitly stated otherwise in the document.
Medical Power of Attorney – Ohio
A medical power of attorney, which together with a living will are examples of advance directives, provides a legal direction for doctors and caregivers on the care path you would have chosen if you were able to make the decision yourself.
Ohio Health Care Power of Attorney Download Options:
BMV Power of Attorney – Ohio
With a Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) power of attorney, you legally appoint another person or entity to manage affairs related to your motor vehicles.
Ohio BMV Power of Attorney Download Options:
Financial Power of Attorney – Ohio
A financial power of attorney directs a person or entity that you nominate to manage your financial decisions.
Ohio Financial Power of Attorney Download Options:
In the list of powers in the downloaded document, sign only against the financial powers you wish to transfer. The powers you do not sign against will not be transferred to your agent.
Ohio Tax Power of Attorney
The Ohio tax power of attorney allows you to nominate an agent to act on your behalf in matters relating to the tax authorities.
Real Estate Power of Attorney – Ohio
Granting a real estate power of attorney to an agent gives them the power to manage your real estate transactions only.
Ohio Real Estate Power of Attorney Download Options:
In the list of powers in the downloaded document, sign only against the real-estate-related powers you wish to transfer. The powers you do not sign against will not be transferred to your agent.
How to Get Power of Attorney in Ohio
Chapter 1337 of the Ohio Revised Code governs powers of attorney in the state of Ohio. All forms provided on this page are compliant with this section of the Ohio Revised Code.
Get a power of attorney by downloading and filling out one of the following forms:
In order for a power of attorney to be valid in the state of Ohio, it must meet the following requirements:
- An Ohio POA must include the:
- Principal’s name and contact information
- Agent’s name and contact information
- Date the agreement is signed
- Powers granted
- When the powers begin and end
- Signature of a notary public
- The power of attorney must be signed by the principal or by an individual instructed to sign the principal’s name on the document in their conscious presence.
- In accordance with §1337.04, if the power of attorney involves a real estate transaction, it must be recorded in the applicable county recorder’s office.