A General Power of Attorney (including General and Springing Durable Powers of Attorney) is often used when the seller is out of the state or ill and permits a third party to sell a vehicle for a vehicle owner and usually allows the third party to act on behalf of the other person in other personal and legal matters. The person named on a General Power of Attorney is permitted to sign the Secure Power of Attorney Form when necessary, and all other documents required to properly transfer the vehicle’s ownership.
General Durable Power of Attorney - Granted by someone who wants to place the management of his/her property and financial affairs in the hands of a person he/she trusts. This type of power of attorney remains in effect when the person granting it becomes incapacitated.
Springing Durable Power of Attorney - Goes into effect only if the person granting it becomes incapacitated. The person retains full control of his/her own financial affairs until he/she is unable to do so any longer.
A General Power of Attorney must be notarized and include the signatures of two witnesses.
A photocopy of the General Power of Attorney is acceptable.