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A New Hampshire Power of Attorney provides a legal method by which a New Hampshire resident may appoint another to be their proxy in certain situations. That means that the person appointed would stand in the place of and act for the person who appointed them.  There are many different types of POAs depending on the circumstances of the principal (the person who makes the POA). Some convey broad powers over property and assets while others are for more limited circumstances. They all require that the principal choose someone they trust. All forms should comply with RSA 506:6.

All Types

Durable Power of Attorney – Grants financial powers that extend beyond the principal’s incapacity (cannot make his or her own decisions due to mental or physical disabilities), if the principal had not previously revoked it.

General Power of Attorney – Also grants general financial powers to another, however, unlike the “durable” form, if the person is determined by a physician to be unable to make his or her own decisions, the document becomes void.

Limited Power of Attorney – Allows for the appointment of a person to act in a special situation.

Medical Power of Attorney – A health care form that gives a person the opportunity to appoint another person to make health decisions in the event that they are unable to do so.

Minor Child Power of Attorney – A selected guardian is a way in which a parent can give another adult authority to make decisions on behalf of their kids if they are going to be away or unable to do so themselves.

Revocation of Power of Attorney – A termination is part of a two-step process to revoke a previously entered into POA – in addition to filling out the form, the revoker must also let the agent and others know about the cancellation.

Real Estate Power of Attorney – Meant for the specific use of handling a sale, purchase, or to be in charge for the undertaking of real property.

Tax Power of Attorney (Form DP-2848) – A tax POA allows a person to give authority to another to represent them in tax situations.

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  • Signing Requirements: Principal only (unless POA is granted to a person other than an attorney, certified accountant or preparer of subject tax returns; in which case a witness is required).

Vehicle Power of Attorney – An agent may be used in motor vehicle situations where a person needs someone to represent them for titling and registration of a motor vehicle.

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  • Signing Requirements: Notary Public

How to Write

1 – Download The Paperwork Used To Appoint Principal Authority

The paperwork on this page can be previewed by clicking on the image provided. Directly below this image will be a button where you may access and download this form. Select the button for the file you wish to work with then, open and download it to your machine.

2 – The Principal Must Acknowledge Receipt Of This Document’s Instructions

The first page of this document will contain instructions and disclosures regarding this paperwork . The Principal must read this page, then sign his or her Name on the blank line located at the bottom.

3 – Present The Principal And Agent’s Identity And Location

The Declaration Statement just below the Title “New Hampshire Durable Powers Of Attorney,” will provide some necessary wording however, four blank spaces will need direct attention. Enter the Principal’s Full Name and Address on the first two blank spaces. Then, on the last two blank spaces, enter the Full Name And Address of the Attorney-in-Fact. Each Address must be a Physical Location of the named individual and may not be a P.O. Box.

4 – The Principal Must Approve Each Type Of Authority Granted To The Agent

The first paragraph statement the Principal should review will provide a general granting of Principal Power to the Agent. That is, the Agent will have the Principal Approval to conduct affairs in Principal Property (with individuals and institutions) as if he or she were the Principal once the Principal initials the blank space preceding the words “My Agent.”

The second statement will grant the Agent the Principal Power required to engage in decision making processes and take action in the Principal’s Business Affairs, if the Principal initials the corresponding blank space.

The next paragraph allows the Principal to deliver Principal Authority to the Agent when dealing with Principal Money, Debts, Dues, Commercial Paper, Checks, Drafts, Accounts, Deposits, Legacies, Bequests, Devises, Notes, Interests, Stock Certificates, Bonds, Dividends, Certificates Of Deposit, Annuities, Pension, Retirement Benefits, Insurance Benefits, and Proceeds. The Principal should initial the third paragraph to give the Agent Principal Power in these Matters of Finance.

If the Principal would like to appoint the Agent with additional Powers in his or her Property (i.e. leasing, acquiring, negotiating), then he or she must initial the fourth paragraph.

The fifth statement will deliver the Principal Power to deal (in regards to Maintenance, Repair, Management, Insurance, etc.) with any Real or Personal Property as if he or she were the Principal.

The sixth paragraph enables the Agent to enter, negotiate, dissolve, and/or otherwise convey written agreements, contracts, applications, etc. on behalf of the Principal. The Principal should initial the corresponding blank line to deliver these Powers to the Agent.

If the Principal would like to appoint the Agent in this document with the Principal Authority in representing the Principal with The IRS and other institutions regarding his or her Taxes, the Principal will need to initial the seventh paragraph.

The eighth statement will grant the Agent the Principal Power to pursue decisions and actions on behalf of the Principal when upholding this document once the Principal initials the blank space just before the words “I Grant My Agent…”

The item beginning with the words “Special Instructions” contains several blank lines to the Principal may address the Agent and any concerned party direct instructions regarding the Powers granted in this document.

5 – Several Signature Requirements Must Be Satisfied To Execute This Form

Look for the phrase “Dated At” near the bottom of page five. Here, enter the location where the Principal is signing this document on the first blank space after this phrase. Then use the last three spaces in this statement to record the Date of Signature. The Principal’s Signature line below this statement must be signed by the Principal on the Date indicated above at the location recorded above.

Immediately below this is the “Affirmation By Witness” statement. The individual who has watched the Principal Act of Signing occur must have his or her Name entered on the blank space in the paragraph. At the end of this statement the Witness must sign and print his or her Name in the spaces provided.

The next area will enable the Notary Public serving this document’s signing to provide the credentials and seal for Notarization.

Look for the page “Instructions To Agent Pursuant To N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 506:6.” Document the Name of the Agent on the first blank line on this page. The Agent must then, read this paragraph and sign the blank line at the end of it.

The last part of this section will give the Notary Public notarizing the Agent’s Signature a clearly defined area to work with.