Limited Power of Attorney Form


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What is a Limited Power of Attorney

A limited power of attorney grants authority to an agent to act on your behalf for limited purposes, perhaps even for a single transaction. A limited power of attorney will usually grant only those powers necessary to perform a specific task, and may expire after a relatively short period of time or upon completion of the defined task. This type of power of attorney is very different from a durable power of attorney, which normally grants broad powers that extend indefinitely upon disability.

The following sample forms illustrate how a power of attorney can be created for a limited duration or circumstance, and can be tailored to meet the needs of a particular transaction or set of transactions.

Limited Power of Attorney to Enter a Lease

LIMITED POWER OF ATTORNEY
Lease of Premises

I, Name of Address, County, State, appoint Name, of Address, County, State, my true and lawful attorney-in-fact for me, in my name and on my behalf:

  1. To exercise or perform any act, power, duty, right or obligation whatsoever that I now have, or may subsequently acquire the legal right, power or capacity to exercise or perform, in connection with, arising from or relating to the lease of the property located at Address, including the execution of all closing documents necessary to the completion of the lease of the premises,

  2. I grant to my attorney-in-fact full power and authority to do, take, and perform each and every act or thing whatsoever necessary or proper to be done, in the exercise of any of the rights and powers granted in this instrument, as fully to all intents and purposes as I might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution or revocation, and by this instrument I ratify and confirm whatever act or thing that my attorney-in-fact shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of this limited power of attorney and the rights and powers granted by this instrument.

  3. The rights, powers and authority of my attorney-in-fact as granted in this limited power of attorney shall commence and be in full force on the date of this instrument and such rights, powers and authority shall remain in full force and effect thereafter until completion of the lease of the property described above.

This instrument is to be construed and interpreted as a limited power of attorney. This limited power of attorney shall not be affected by disability of the principal, except as provided by statute.

In witness, by signing this instrument I affirm all that is written above.

Dated: Date

Signature
Typed Name

Witnesses

Signed in the presence of:
Signature
Typed Name of 1st Witness

Signature
Typed Name of 2nd Witness

Notarization

State of State
County of County

On Date, Name of Grantor appeared before me and proved to my satisfaction that he/she is the person whose name is subscribed to this Limited Power of Attorney, and acknowledged the due execution of the foregoing instrument.
Signature
Notary’s Typed Name
Notary Public, State of State, County of County
My commission expires Date.

Limited Power of Attorney to Retrieve a Vehicle

LIMITED POWER OF ATTORNEY
Retrieval of Motor Vehicle

I, Name, a resident of Address, County, State designate Name of Address, County, State as my attorney-in-fact (referred to as "the Agent") on the following terms and conditions:

  1. Authority to Act. The Agent is authorized to act for me under this Power of Attorney as described herein.

  2. Powers of Agent. The Agent may act and exercise power, authority and control on my behalf, with regard to the following described motor vehicle:

    Make: Vehicle Make
    Model: Vehicle Model
    VIN: VIN Number
    State License Plate No: License Plate Number

    limited to the following enumerated powers:

    1. Possession. To take possession and control of the motor vehicle;

    2. Storage. To store the motor vehicle in an appropriate storage facility, until such time as I retrieve the motor vehicle from the Agent's possession;

    3. Transport. To transport the motor vehicle from the location from and to any point within the State of State, as necessary to take possession and control of the motor vehicle and to place it into storage;

    4. Delegation of Authority. To engage and dismiss agents and employees, in connection with the matters described herein, upon such terms as my agent determines.

  3. Durability. This Power of Attorney shall expire thirty (30) days from its date of execution, or at an earlier date if revoked by me in writing, or at such time as the motor vehicle is returned to my possession.

  4. Reliance by Third Parties. Third parties may rely upon the representations of the Agent as to all matters regarding powers granted to the Agent. No person who acts in reliance on the representations of the Agent or the authority granted under this Power of Attorney shall incur any liability to me or to my estate for permitting the Agent to exercise any power prior to actual knowledge that the Power of Attorney has been revoked or terminated by operation of law or otherwise.

  5. Indemnification of Agent. No agent named or substituted in this power shall incur any liability to me for acting or refraining from acting under this power, except for such agent's own misconduct or negligence. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless any agent named or substituted in this power for any court costs, civil judgments, or reasonable attorney fees that are incurred as a result of exercising the powers described herein.

  6. Original Counterparts. Photocopies of this signed Power of Attorney shall be treated as original counterparts.

Dated: Date

Signature
Typed Name

Witnesses

Signed in the presence of:
Signature
Typed Name of 1st Witness

Signature
Typed Name of 2nd Witness

Notarization

State of State
County of County

On Date, Name of Grantor appeared before me and proved to my satisfaction that he/she is the person whose name is subscribed to this Limited Power of Attorney, and acknowledged the due execution of the foregoing instrument.
Signature
Notary’s Typed Name
Notary Public, State of State, County of County
My commission expires Date.

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This article was first published on Aug 1, 2003, and was last reviewed or amended on Aug 18, 2016.