Power of Attorney

Filing requirements for a power of attorney to convey or release property are the same as required for recording a deed KRS 382.370, with additional requirements in KRS 457 (Uniform Power of Attorney Act).

Document must have the following information:

  • Full names of grantor & grantee (KRS 382.135 (1)(a) & 382.135 (6)) Effective 7-14-2018
  • Name of the person granting the power of attorney (grantor) (KRS 382.200)
  • Name of the receiving the power of attorney (grantee) (KRS 382.200)
  • The clerk shall request a return mail address (KRS 382.240)

Document must be:

  • Signed by the grantor (KRS 382.370 & 382.130)
  • Acknowledged (Notarized) (KRS 382.370 & 382.130)
  • Signed in the presence of two (2) disinterested witnesses (457.050)
  • A preparation statement is not required, AGO-62-1100

This document must be filed at the same time as recording a deed or mortgage signed by the power of attorney or the document must be on file in the county which the land record is being recorded. The deed book and page number of the POA are to be included in the document being filed.

KRS 457.060(3)- "A Power of Attorney executed other than in this state is valid...if the execution complied with (a) the law of the jurisdiction that determines the meaning and effect...pursuant to KRS 457.070; or (b) the requirements for a military power of attorney pursuant to 10 U.S.C. sec. 1044b, as amended."


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