Ohio Limited (Special) Power of Attorney Form

The Ohio Limited (Special) Power of Attorney is a legally-binding contract, complete with limited responsibilities and obligations that must be upheld, that is set between a) a Principal who, for whatever reason, requires an Agent to act on their behalf to complete specific tasks in a limited context, and b) 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.

State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Ohio Uniform Commercial Code

Signing Requirements (§ 1337.25 and § 1337.06) – State POA laws establish the need for a Limited Power of Attorney to bear the Principal’s signature (unless they direct someone else to sign for them, in which case that person’s signature should be recorded instead). A further requirement that must be met is for a Notary Public or other authorized individual to acknowledge the signature.

In cases where the transfer of personal property or the transaction of business will be involved in the POA arrangement, additional requirement exist. That is, in line with § 5301.01 of the Revised Code, the POA must also be signed, acknowledged, and certified.