South Dakota Power of Attorney Forms (9 Types)

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South Dakota power of attorney forms let a person legally choose someone else to make decisions and handle affairs on their behalf. Depending on the form, it is common for the representation to be for financial or medical items. If the form is durable or for medical purposes, the form will last the lifetime of the principal unless revoked. After signing, any of the forms can be used by the agent by either presenting the form or signing in the following format: “(Principal’s Name) by (Your Signature) as Agent under POA dated (Date).”


Durable (Statutory) Power of Attorney – This type of document is used to appoint another to handle your financial affairs. It is usually used for long-term planning in anticipation of possible incapacity, as it will continue to be effective beyond incapacity.

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Signing Requirements (§ 59-12-4§ 59-12-42): Notary public.

 


General (Financial) Power of Attorney – Similar to the durable form because it allows you to confer financial power on another, however, in the event you become incapacitated it terminates automatically.

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Signing Requirements (§ 59-12-4§ 59-12-42): Notary public.

 


Limited Power of Attorney – Used when you wish to appoint another to handle a discreet or limited transaction.

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Signing Requirements (§ 59-6-11): Principal only.

 

 


Medical Care Power of Attorney – For use when you wish to appoint a loved one to handle your medical care and arrangements in the event that you can no longer make the decisions for yourself.

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Signing Requirements (§ 59-7-2.1): Two (2) witnesses and a notary public.

 


Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – Used when you want to give permission to a caretaker to take care of your minor child when you plan on being unavailable for a short period of time.

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Signing Requirements: Notary public.

 

 


Real Estate Power of Attorney – Select an individual to assist with the handling of real property relevant to refinancing, sales, and/or management.

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Signing Requirements (SDCL §§ 44-8-259-12-4) – Notary public.

 

 


Revocation of Power of Attorney – For use when you want to terminate a power of attorney that you may have entered into in the past.

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Signing Requirements: No specific signing requirement; however, it is suggested that the document be notarized.

 


Tax Power of Attorney (Form RV-071) – Used when you wish to appoint another to take care of your tax issues in front of the tax authority, such as to obtain information and make filings, etc.

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Signing Requirements: Notary public.

 

 


Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form MV-008) – Used to assign another to handle titling and registration of your vehicle.

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Signing Requirements: Notary public.