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Vermont Power of Attorney Forms is an instrument for anyone who intends to deliver his or her authority to another individual in one or more matters. There are many types of situations and circumstances where a POA would be useful, therefore different forms will address different needs. It will be up to you, as the principal, to ultimately determine the level of authority you would allow your agent access to when acting on your behalf. Additionally, you will need to decide when such authority should be delivered, remain in effect, and terminate. These considerations as well as who you choose as to represent you should only be determined after you have developed a deliberate plan and obtained advice from an impartial and qualified professional.

Laws – Title 14, Chapter 123 (Powers of Attorney)

Types (9)


Advance Directive for Health Care (Medical POA) – This document can be used to appoint another to handle your health care matters in the event you no longer can communicate your wishes to your doctors.

Download: Adobe PDF

Signing Requirement (18 V.S.A. § 9703): Two (2) or More Adult Witnesses

 

 


Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney – This may be used to appoint another to handle your financial matters over an extended period of time. Even if you get to the point where you can no longer make decisions for yourself, this form will continue to be in effect.

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

Signing Requirement (14 V.S.A. § 3503): One (1) or More Witnesses and a Notary acknowledgment

 

 


General (Financial) Power of Attorney – This is like the durable form, because it allows you to appoint another to handle your financial affairs over a period of time, however, if you become incapacitated it terminates and is of no further effect.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx)

Signing Requirement (14 V.S.A. § 3503): One (1) or More Witnesses and a Notary acknowledgment

 

 


Limited (Springing) Power of Attorney – This form is when you are seeking representation for more limited situations, however, it requires you to specify when and how you wish your agent to act.

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

Signing Requirement (14 V.S.A. § 3503): One (1) or More Witnesses and a Notary acknowledgment

 

 


Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – For the use of a parent that would like to elect another individual to handle the basic needs of their child in regards to education, everyday well-being, and medical needs.

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

Signing Requirement: Must be signed in the presence of a notary public. Additionally, it is suggested that one (1) or more subscribing witnesses be present at the time of execution.

 

 


Real Estate Power of Attorney – Allows another person to handle the conveyance of real property in accordance with 27 V.S.A. § 305.

Download: Adobe PDF

Signing Requirement (14 V.S.A. § 3503): One (1) or More Witnesses and a Notary acknowledgment

 

 


Revocation of Power of Attorney – This type is for canceling a POA you had already entered into. However, just filling this out and signing it is not enough – it is important that you provide copies of the revocation to your agents and other institutions using your old POA.

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

Signing Requirement: No specific requirements but it is recommended to have the Principal’s signature acknowledged before a Notary Public.

 

 


Tax Power of Attorney (Form PA-1) -This form is for use in the event that you have a tax issue for which you want to appoint a tax professional to handle.

Download: Adobe PDF

Signing Requirement: Agent(s)

 

 


Vehicle Power of Attorney – This form is for use when you seek to have someone else handle your titling and registration of your motor vehicle.

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

Signing Requirement: Principal’s signature must be acknowledged before a Notary Public

 

 



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