Ohio Limited (Special) Power of Attorney Form

The Ohio Limited (Special) Power of Attorney is a legally-binding contract, complete with responsibilities and obligations that must be upheld, that is set between:

  • A Principal who, for whatever reason, requires an Agent to act on their behalf to complete specific tasks in a limited context, and
  • An Agent who agrees, as a favor for the Principal or for monetary compensation, to act in the place of the Principal to complete the specific tasks they have noted in the contract.

The Agent may only act in accordance with the strict parameters set in the contract, hence, this type of Power of Attorney is referred to as being of a “limited” or “special” variety.

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State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Ohio Uniform Commercial Code

Signing Requirements (§ 1337.25 and § 1337.06) – In order for a Power of Attorney to be validly executed, it must be:

  • Signed by the Principal (or by another individual at the Principal’s direction in their conscious presence), and
  • Acknowledged before a Notary Public or by another authorized individual.

Should the arrangement relate to the transfer of personal property or the transaction of business, it must be signed, acknowledged, and certified in accordance with § 5301.01 of the Revised Code.