Ohio power of attorney forms are documents that allow someone (the “principal”) to select another person to represent them and act on their behalf. The chosen delegate (the “agent”) is given parameters that limit the actions they may perform while representing the principal. The agent may be asked to handle the principal’s tax filing, motor vehicle registration, business operations, financial accounts, or health care provisions. Note that any power of attorney deemed “durable” will not be affected by the incapacity or disability of the principal.
By Type (10)
Advance Directive – A combination of a “living will” and a “medical power of attorney” that provides information about the health care options desired at the end of one’s life or in medical emergencies.
Durable Power of Attorney – Allows an agent to represent a principal and manage their financial affairs. The rights granted to the representative will not alter or terminate if the principal becomes mentally incapacitated.
General (non-durable) Power of Attorney – Appoints an agent to handle the financial interests of a principal. The agent’s powers are non-durable which means that their authority terminates once the principal is incapacitated.
Limited Power of Attorney – Grants rights to a representative whose decision-making abilities are restricted by the time and extent of authority provided by the principal.
Living Will – A guide that explains the principal’s preferences for life-sustaining medical treatments administered when they cannot communicate on their own.
Medical Power of Attorney – Designates an agent to convey the principal’s health care decisions when they are incapacitated and unable to communicate.
Motor Vehicle (Form BMV 3771) Power of Attorney – Used by a vehicle owner to authorize a representative to handle transactions involving the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements: Notarization
Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – Lets a parent choose someone else to act on their behalf and make decisions for their child.
Real Estate Power of Attorney – Permits a representative to act for a principal and conduct real estate transactions such as buying, selling, and leasing property.
Tax (TBOR 1) Power of Attorney – Authorizes an individual to act for a taxpayer and represent them before the Ohio Department of Taxation.
Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements: Taxpayer(s) and representative(s)