Indiana motor vehicle power of attorney

An Indiana motor vehicle power of attorney, with form code 01940, is a legal document that allows the proprietor of a vehicle or vessel to appoint someone to represent them in the vehicle or watercraft-related matters before the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The form demonstrates that an individual has been designated to handle various vehicle-related issues on behalf of the vehicle's owner. If the owner transfers the right to title and register a watercraft, the same document is created. Note: all proceeds and negotiations must benefit the seller (principal) and be signed in front of a notary public.

Indiana motor vehicle power of attorney

Indiana motor vehicle power of attorney

This type of POA must be completed under oath. However, it is limited and lasts for 90 days. A new power of attorney form must be created if the form is to be valid for a longer period.

How to Fill Out the Indiana Motor Vehicle POA

Step 1 - Obtain the form  

The form can be downloaded directly from this page by clicking the download button. Conversely, you can use our power of attorney generator to quickly create a high-quality power of attorney agreement in just a few moments. Just click the ‘generate’ button. 

Note: If there are multiple owners, they should each fill a separate POA. 

Step 2 - Fill in the blanks with the requested information.

Take care to read the instructions provided at the top of the form. Complete the form in blue or black ink. If more than one owner’s signature is required, each customer must complete a separate form.

First, the full legal name of the vehicle or watercraft owner granting or transferring authority must be written on the first blank line on this form, between the words "I" and "residing/located at."

Next, the vehicle owner's current house address should be entered in the next blank space, and then provide their county name and state of residence on the following two spaces.

On the last blank space of this section, the full legal name of the agent or attorney being granted authority should be written.

Step 3 - Record the vehicle information.

The information about the vehicle should be supplied in the table provided for that purpose. In the first row of boxes, write down the vehicle or hull identification number. 

In the second row of boxes enter the "Make" or manufacturer of the Vehicle/Watercraft, the year of manufacture ("Year,"), and the title number of the vehicle or watercraft in question. If you do not know the title number you can contact the BMV for more information or leave the space blank

The last row is the designated area where the vehicle owner can sign his or her name in the box labeled "customer's signature" to verify the identity of the proposed agent and the accuracy of the vehicle's information. The "Customer's Printed Name" is required in the following box. Finally, the date of the signature should be entered in the final box.

Other than the vehicle specified in this document, the selected representative has no other powers granted to them.

Step 4 - Notarization

The "Notary Certificate" section will require a notarization seal and the signature of a notary public. This area can only be completed by the notary public supervising the signing.

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