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A Nevada Power Of Attorney can be a useful legal document to have in place when you need someone to represent you using the same authority you wield. There are several types of Powers of Attorney that can be delegated to an Agent. It will be up to the Principal issuing this document to decide upon which type is appropriate to the situation. Regardless of the type of Power of Attorney used, these documents basically accomplish the same goal: namely to legally appoint another to act on your behalf by taking action and making decisions with your affairs as if he or she were you.

Delivering this type of authority to an Agent can have a profound effect on an individuals finances. Therefore, each template requires that you choose your representative from among trustworthy and reliable relatives and friends. It is worth noting that because you are conveying your own authority to another, most forms require witnesses or a notary or both to witness your signature. All forms should comply with NRS Chapter 162A.


Durable (Statutory) Power of Attorney – The durable form, conveying general financial authority over property, is often used as a long-term planning technique anticipating a time where the principal (the person making the POA) may become debilitated enough that he or she can no longer make his or her own decisions.

General Power of Attorney – This form also conveys general financial authority over property, but unlike the durable form, it becomes ineffective and void upon the principal’s incapacity.

Limited Power of Attorney – This form allows a principal to convey authority to an agent for a specific event or limited time period.

Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions – This document conveys legal authority to another to make health care decisions for the principal in the event the principal is rendered unconscious, mentally incompetent or otherwise unable to communicate or effectively make their own decisions.

Minor Child Power of Attorney – This form allows a parent to convey authority to another or the care and support of their children. It is usually used when the parents anticipate being away and unavailable for a period of time.

Revocation of Power of Attorney – This form is used to terminate a previous POA. It is important that this form be used in conjunction with providing notice to the agent and others that you are revoking a POA.

Real Estate Power of Attorney – For representation that is specific to only an individual or entity’s real property needs in regards to selling (attending a closing), buying, or the everyday management consisting of repairs, authorizing leases, and filing for eviction.

Tax Power of Attorney Form – This form provides a way in which you can convey authority to a tax professional or another to handle your tax matters in front of the tax authorities.

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  • Signing Requirements: Principal Only

Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form VP136) – This form allows you to convey authority to act to another on behalf of your interests in a motor vehicle -usually to effect a title or registration application.

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  • Signing Requirements: Notary Public

How to Write

1 – The Required Nevada Paperwork To Delegate Authority Should Be Opened

Use the buttons under the image to open, review, and download the form required to delegate this Authority to an Attorney-in-Fact.

2 – Each Agent Being Designated With Principal Power Should Be Presented

This form will require at least one Attorney-in-Fact (or Agent) declared as the recipient of Principal Authority. It will also enable a declaration for an Alternate Attorney-in-Fact(s) to be named as receiving Principal Power in the order they are reported. The first area of this form will provide a table to accomplish this task.

In the table directly below the Title, enter the Principal’s Legal Name in the first row.

The Primary Agent’s Legal Name should be provided in the second row. In the same box, below the reported Agent’s Name, record the Attorney-in-Fact’s Legal Address and Current Telephone Number.

If an Alternate Agent has been determined, this entity’s Name, Address, and Telephone Number should be reported in the third row of this table. Note: This individual will assume Principal Power only if the Primary Agent cannot or will not act with Principal Authority.

3 – A Grant Of General Authority Will Be Delivered Through Principal Approval

The Principal and Agent should read Articles 1 through 4. They will provide the framework for this delegation to occur. Then, in Article 5, the Principal will need to initial the Subject Matters of Authority (in the list provided) that he or she wishes to empower the Agent with the Principal Authority to conduct affairs in. Note: The Agent will not have the Principal Authority in matters regarding a Subject Matter that has not been initialed by the Principal.

If the Principal wishes to give the Agent the Principal Power to conduct affairs as the Principal with “Tangible Personal Property,” then he or she must initial the first item.

The Principal may grant the Agent the ability to deal in his or her “Tangible Property” with Principal Authority by initialing the second item.

The Agent may represent the Principal’s Decisions with “Stocks And Bonds” when the Principal initials the blank space associated with the third item.

The Principal’s “Commodities And Options” will be under the Agent’s Principal Authority once the Principal initials the fourth Subject Matter.

“Banks And Other Financial Institutions” will be required to accept the Agent’s Principal Authority on Principal Matters if the Principal initials the fifth line item.

The fifth item will grant the Agent the Principal Authority to access and alter “Safe Deposit Boxes” in the Name of the Principal once it is initialed by the Principal.

The Principal’s Authority regarding the “Operation Of Entity Or Business” will be delivered to the Agent when the Principal initials the seventh Subject Matter.

The Agent will be able to represent the Principal regarding the Principal’s “Insurance And Annuities” once the eighth subject matter is initialed by the Principal.

The ninth line item delivers will deliver Principal Authority regarding the Principal’s “Estates, Trusts, And Other Beneficial Interests” to the Agent once it is initialed by the Principal.

If the Principal wishes to grant the Principal Power to act with his or her “Legal Affairs, Claims And Litigation” to the Agent, then he or she must initial the tenth Subject.

To grant the Agent Principal Power in matters of the Principal’s “Personal Maintenance,” the Principal will need to initial the eleventh Subject Matter.

The Principal will grant the Agent with the ability to wield Principal Powers regarding his or her “Benefits From Governmental Programs Or Civil Or Military Service” by initialing the twelfth Subject.

The Agent will be able to act with Principal Authority in the Principal’s “Retirement Plans” if the Principal initials the thirteenth Subject Matter.

The Principal must initial the fourteenth item to grant the Agent Principal Powers with the Principal’s “Taxes”

In the event the Principal wishes to grant Principal Power to the Agent in all the areas defined above, then he or she may initial the last item. No other items should be initialed if the last item is Power Item (“All Preceding Subjects”) on this list is initialed.

4 – The Principal Must Grant The Agent The Principal Authority To Conduct Principal Actions

The Principal will also need to approve of what actions the Agent may engage in using the Principal Authority delivered here in relation to the areas where the Attorney-in-Fact may exert Principal Power. The Principal will need to go through the Power Statements in Article 6 and initial the Statement Definitions of Actions he or she wishes to grant the Agent the Principal Authority to engage.

5 – Any Additional Principal Instructions Must Be Documented Before Principal Signing

The Principal will be able to include additional provisions or statements to govern, restrict, or extend the Powers in this document. Any such instructions may be delivered using the blank lines provided in Article 8 (“Special Instructions”).

6 – Define When The Attorney-in-Fact’s Principal Powers Are Accessible To The Agent

The next item requiring attention will be Article 9. Here, we will give define when the Attorney-in-Fact may assume Principal Powers and when the Attorney-in-Fact may not assume Principal Powers. The Principal will need to approve each statement that applies to the life span of the Principal Powers being delivered.

The Principal should initial the bracketed line just before the word “Durable,” if he or she intends the Authority granted to the Agent here remain intact even if he or she is disabled or rendered incapable of making decisions.

If the Principal wishes the Powers delivered in this document to go into effect upon the written diagnoses of being rendered disabled or incapacitated, then he or she should initial the blank space preceding the “Springing Power” Statement.

A specific Date of Effect when the Principal Powers become available to the Agent can be applied when the Principal initials the third statement then enters the desired Start Date following the term “…Become Effective On The Following Date.”

If the Principal Powers granted here should automatically Terminate or Expire on a Specific Date, the Principal will need to initial the fourth statement and supply the desired Termination Date on the blank space in this statement.

If the Principal elects to have the Powers in this document remain effective until he or she revokes them or the Principal dies, then he or she should initial the last statement.

7 – The Principal Will Need To Provide Proof Of His Or Her Intention

If this form has been reviewed and considered accurate by the Principal and he or she wishes to set its terms in action, then he or she must sign the blank line labeled “Name” just below the statement “I Am The Above-Named “Principal,” And I Sign My Name To This Power Of Attorney In Las Vegas, Nevada.” (You may enter a different city in place of Las Vegas or cross it out and write it in). After signing this document, the Principal must provide a Date of Signature on the blank line labeled “Date.”

The Notary Public gained for the Principal Signing has been provided with a page in this form (after the Principal Signature line). He or she will provide the items requested in the “Certificate Of Acknowledgment Of Notary Public