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Oklahoma Power of Attorney Forms comes in many different forms depending upon the situations in which they are used. Although there are different forms and circumstances, the forms all lead to the same outcome: namely to allow you to appoint someone you trust to act on your behalf in a given situation because you are unavailable or unable to do so for yourself. Some of the power of attorney documents provide for an appointment of broad authority, while others are for discreet, limited situations. It is important in all cases to consider carefully your choice of agent due to the sensitive nature of their role as well as to review all of the documents carefully to make sure you download the one that applies directly to your situation. Oklahoma has enacted the Uniform Power of Attorney statute under 58 O.S. § 1071-1077.

Types (9)


Durable Power of Attorney – Allows a person to appoint someone to handle their general financial affairs. This is often used in long-term planning situations where a person wants to make sure they have someone they trust in place to handle their matters if they are no longer able to do so.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument

Signing Requirements (§ 58-1072.2): Two (2) witnesses (notarization is also recommended as it is included in the statutory short form).

 


General Power of Attorney – Similar to the “durable” form in that it allows a person to appoint another to handle general financial affairs, however, this type terminates upon a person’s incapacity, unlike the “durable” form.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument

Signing Requirements (§ 58-1072.2): Two (2) witnesses (notarization is also recommended as it is included in the statutory short form).

 


Limited Power of Attorney – Used when a person wants to appoint someone to handle a discreet transaction or act for a short time frame.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument

Signing Requirements (§ 58-1072.2): Two (2) witnesses (notarization is also recommended as it is included in the statutory short form).

 


Medical Power of Attorney – Used when an individual wishes to appoint a trusted loved one to handle their health care decisions in the event that they are no longer able to do so.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument

Signing Requirements (§ 63-3101.4): Two (2) Witnesses

 

 


Minor Child Power of Attorney – This form is used when parents wish to have a caretaker appointed to handle their children’s affairs when they are unavailable to do so themselves.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument

Signing Requirements: Principal’s signature acknowledged by a Notary Public

 


Real Estate Power of Attorney – For the use of allowing someone else to handle the decisions of real property to the benefit of the owner (Principal).

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument

Signing Requirements (§ 58-1072.2): Two (2) witnesses (notarization is also recommended as it is included in the statutory short form).

 


Revocation of Power of Attorney – This form is used to revoke previous POAs. It is important that in addition to this form, you inform all relevant parties, including your agents and successor agents that they are no longer to act on the POA.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument

Signing Requirements: Not specifically mentioned; notary acknowledgment is recommended.

 


Tax Power of Attorney (Form BT-129) – This form allows an individual to appoint a representative to handle their tax matters before the tax authority in Oklahoma.

Download: Adobe PDF

Signing Requirements: Principal and representative.

 

 


Vehicle Power of Attorney – This form allows an individual to appoint a representative to handle their titling and registration matters in front of the Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Commission.

Download: Adobe PDF

Signing Requirements: Principal’s signature acknowledged by a Notary Public

 


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