A South Carolina motor vehicle power of attorney (Form MC-25) is a document that allows a vehicle owner or licensee to appoint someone to oversee matters concerning a car, truck, or van. With a motor vehicle power of attorney, the agent can sign the paperwork, transfer a title, pay auto taxes, and handle other vehicle-related responsibilities. The licensee must fill out the form, sign it, and have it notarized before filing it with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The agent can only conduct motor vehicle-related responsibilities for the principal and one vehicle under this power of attorney.
The year, make, model, VIN, and odometer reading of the car must all be put on the form. Vehicle titling, registration, licensing, purchasing, and selling are all tasks that the agent can handle. It is advised that a motor vehicle power of attorney form be notarized, even if it is not required by state law.
As long as the attorney-in-fact can confirm their identification, the attorney-in-fact can act on behalf of the owner once the paperwork is filed. A government-issued identity (ID) card, such as a driver's license, passport, or military ID, is required by the DMV. This step reduces the danger of completing a transaction for a stolen vehicle by preventing fraud.
A South Carolina state tax filing power of attorney, on the other hand, gives an attorney-in-fact the authority to evaluate, administer, and file the principal's federal and state taxes. A motor vehicle power of attorney, on the other hand, only authorizes the attorney-in-fact to pay a single tax payment to the DMV.
Depending on the transaction type, the allocated individual may or may not be required to pay additional fees. The attorney-in-fact must maintain all receipts linked with the transaction while making payments on behalf of the owner. Both parties are responsible for reimbursing each other as needed.
To give an Agent the authority to do particular things with your car, you'll need to sign a formal declaration using specified language. This form can be accessed at the bottom of the page through the download link. You are free to use any of these files as you see fit. If you want to enter data directly on-screen, make sure you have the latest version of a compatible editing tool for the file you want to use.
Step 1 - Agent Appointment
Fill in the blanks:
The individual's name
The company's name (if applicable)
The Firm's mailing address is as follows:
Phone number of the company
Step 2 - Signatures are the second step.
Enter the authorized representative's or owner's printed name.
Enter the document's execution date in the format dd/mm/yyyy
Fill in the owner's or authorized representative's signature.
Fill in the representative's title (if applicable)
Step 3 - Vehicle Identification
Here, the specification of the motor vehicle should be entered in the spaces left for it. Such information includes:
Step 4 - Principal Identification
If the vehicle owner is an individual, fill in the first two blank spaces under the underlined phrase "Individual's Name." Use this section to enter the Principal's "Date Of Birth" and "Social Security Number." If the Principal is not a person, leave this section blank and proceed to the next statement.
If the principal owner is a corporate body, they must fill in the Federal EIN
Step 5 - Notarization
All information required in the document that aligns with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles must be entered in the exact way it is in the institution's record. When all this is properly done, the principal signs and dates the document in the presence of the notary public
The notary public will be needed to finish the document with all of the state-mandated information that will acknowledge the document's validity once it has been signed and attested by the notary public.
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