New York Power of Attorney Forms (9 Types)

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Updated September 28, 2022

New York power of attorney forms give individuals the right to choose someone else to handle their financial or medical affairs. Depending on the form selected, the person giving power (“principal”) can make the form last for a specific time period or for the remainder of their life, referred to as “durable.”

It is common for the agent to be a spouse or a close family member as it is highly recommended to be a trusted individual. The form can be used immediately after signing under the State requirements.

By Type (9)

Durable (Statutory) Power of Attorney – Allows a person (“principal”) to choose someone else (“agent”) to conduct financial activities on their behalf even if they are incapacitated.

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Signing Requirements (GOB § 5-1501B): Notary public and two witnesses.

General (Financial) Power of Attorney – Used similarly to the durable power of attorney except does not remain valid if the principal becomes incapacitated.

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Signing Requirements (GOB § 5-1501B): Notary public and two witnesses.

Limited Power of Attorney – Used to authorize an agent for limited transactions and circumstances, such as if the principal is unavailable to attend a closing.

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Signing Requirements (GOB § 5-1501B): Notary public and two witnesses.

Medical Power of Attorney – This healthcare proxy allows the principal to appoint a friend or relative to make their healthcare decisions when they are unable to.

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Signing Requirements (PBH § 2981(2)): Two (2) witnesses.

Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – This form is used to appoint another adult to make decisions on behalf of their children when they are not available.

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Signing Requirements (GOB § 5-1501B): Notary public and two witnesses.

Revocation of Power of Attorney – This form is used when a principal wants to terminate an existing POA. Copies must be provided to all involved parties on the POA.

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Signing Requirements (GOB § 5-1511): Not mentioned; notary public is recommended.

Real Estate Power of Attorney – Used to appoint an agent to make real estate and property-related decisions on your behalf.

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Signing Requirements (GOB § 5-1501B): Notary public and two witnesses.

Tax Power of Attorney (Form POA-1) – This form is used to appoint a tax professional in order to allow them to act on your behalf with the New York state tax authority.

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Signing Requirements: Notary public or two (2) witnesses.

Vehicle Power of Attorney – Used to appoint an agent to represent your interests in front of motor vehicle authority in New York.

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Signing Requirements (GOB § 5-1501B): Notary public and two witnesses.

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