Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Power Of Attorney Form

A Pennsylvania vehicle POA form is a document used to transfer vehicle authority to a separate party. The laws for transferring a vehicle's title differ by district or region, and the laws can be mixed up by the need for a notary. All car title transfers must be conducted by a legal messenger online, an automobile merchant, or any other legitimate tag agency, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The notary finishes the document and confirms the originality of the signer(s) on the title documents for vehicles, boats, ATVs, and snowmobiles. 

Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Power Of Attorney Template

Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Power Of Attorney Form

When a car owner is unable to sign before the notary at the time of transfer, a POA may be required. In Pennsylvania, three major Power of Attorney (POA) types are utilized for automobile title transfers:

  1. Secure 

  2. General

  3. Third-Party

A Secure POA is frequently used by car dealers and insurance firms to endorse in place of vehicle owners. A general/durable POA gives someone else (the Appointee) the authority to handle all financial matters, including automobile title transfers. 

Even if the grantor becomes disabled, the general power of attorney can remain in effect.  Until the grantor is unfit to manage their affairs, the grantor retains complete control. Finally, the Third Party (Limited) POA is most commonly used for private party car title transfers.

The Limited POA authorizes someone else (a third-party appointee) to endorse in place of the named principal (s) for up to three months (90 days). The POA is restricted in that it only gives the appointee particular rights, and it must be prepared before the title transfer. 

The POA must list every party, specify the vehicle's make, VIN, model, year, and when appropriately finalized, it allows the car grantor/seller to authorize another trusted individual to submit car transfer papers instead of the title owner(s). Every form of Powers of Attorney must follow a notarization process and are only valid during the Grantor's lifetime, terminating automatically when the Grantor dies.

Guidelines to follow:

To allow authorization to the agent by the principal to carry out actions on the principal's behalf, get the PDF file from the link below. Input the required data on the screen if you have the right software. If not, you can download it and fill it out by hand. 

Conversely, you can create and customize your form using our document creator which is accessible on this page. Answer the questions and you'll have a quality Pennsylvania POA form in a few moments. 

Step 1: Identify the parties involved

The Principal's Name(s) is written on the first blank space, then The agent's(s) full name on the next blank line.

Step 2: The agent and principals' data 

The following details should be entered by the potential agent in no particular order 

  • Your Social Security Number (SSN)

  •  Driver's License 

  • An updated and complete address of the principal. This is entered on the blank line before the word "PA"

  • The principal’s ZIP code is written after the word "ZIP"

  • Transfer of Plate, if applicable but if there is no plate transfer, write none on the blank space

  • An electronic address

Step 3 -Vehicle Specifications 

Include the following information:

  • The make

  • Model

  • Year

  • Vehicle identification number (VIN)

Step 4 - Signature of owner and co-owner and Notarization 

Signatures must be witnessed by a notary.

On the blank lines labeled "Owner," "Co-Owner," and "PA DL," each Principal Owner must submit his or her signature and Pennsylvania Driver's License. At the moment of signing, a Notary Public must be present and complete the section below the words "Subscribed And Sworn To..." If the vehicle is subject to a lien, fill in the LienHolder ELT number on the blank lines provided.


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