Revocation of Power of Attorney

The document has the same requirements as a Power of Attorney (KRS 382.370), with additional requirements in KRS 457 (Uniform Power of Attorney Act).

The document requires:
•    Full names of grantor & grantee (KRS 382.135(1)(a) & 382.135(6))
•    Name of person revoking the power of attorney (KRS 382.200)
•    Name of person being removed from the power of attorney (KRS 382.200)
•    The clerk shall request a return mail address (KRS 382.240)
•    Signed by the person revoking the power of attorney (KRS 382.370 & 382.130)
•    The signature must be acknowledged   (KRS 382.370 & 382.130)
•    A preparation statement is not required, AGO-62-1100

In order to record a POA Revocation there must be two parties.  Refer to KRS 382.370 Basically this statutes says that if a power of attorney is used to convey real estate then the “power of attorney” document must be recorded in the same manner as a conveyance.  It also says the only way to revoke the POA is by a written revocation that is also recorded like a conveyance, or a memo of revocation is made on the margin of the original record.  (Most offices do not accept marginal notations.)

Some conclusions can be drawn from this statute.
1.  The POA has to meet specific recording criteria, such as the fact that there must be two parties for a conveyance there also must be two parties for the POA and for a revocation.
2.  The statutes do not require a Deed Book and Page number for a revocation.  
3.  The statutes do not require that a Power of Attorney has to be filed UNLESS real estate is conveyed and then the POA must be recorded; however if an individual wants to record a POA it should be accepted as long as it meets the recording requirements.
4.  The statutes do not address recording in the county of residency, however since it does address real estate conveyances an assumption can be made that if a POA is used for a real estate transaction it must be recorded in the county where the real estate is located.
5.  If real estate was owned in several counties and a power of attorney was signing for the owner, the original power of attorney would need to be filed in at least one Kentucky County.  Certified copies could be filed in all other involved counties.

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