Power of Attorney forms

Do Power of Attorrney forms need to be recorded at the County Recorders Office?

Asked on September 28, 2017 under Estate Planning, Missouri


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Generally speaking, Power of Attorney forms do not need to be recorded.  They need to be signed and notarized and kept in a secure place.  Remember too that if it is for the transfer of real property it has to be specificlally noted on the form.  If you are isung a POA for the transfer of Real Estate and there is a Title Company involved then they will ask for it.  Good luck.

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