Washington Power of Attorney Forms (9 Types)

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Washington power of attorney forms lets a person select an agent to act as their representative to act in their place. The person giving authority (“principal”) will need to choose which forms to complete depending upon the powers being given. The most common being the durable financial and health care forms which allow an agent to handle all the affairs of the principal even if they should become incapacitated.


Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney – This type is generally used for long term estate planning as it remains in effect even if you become incapacitated. It allows you to grant general financial powers to another.

Download: Adobe PDF

Signing Requirement (RCW 11.125.050): Two (2) witnesses or a notary acknowledgment.

 


Durable (Health Care) Power of Attorney – Also known as an ‘Advance Directive’, this type of POA is for appointing a loved one to make health care decisions on your behalf if you are unable to communicate your wishes to your health care providers.

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Signing Requirement (RCW 11.125.050): Two (2) witnesses or a notary acknowledgment.

 


General (Financial) Power of Attorney – This type also allows you to grant another person general financial powers, but it terminates if your doctor has indicated that you no longer have the capacity to make reasonable decisions.

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Signing Requirement (RCW 11.125.050): Two (2) witnesses or a notary acknowledgment.

 


Limited Power of Attorney – This type is for limited circumstances and can be tailored to suit your needs.

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Signing Requirement (RCW 11.125.050): Two (2) witnesses or a notary acknowledgment.

 

 


Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – Allows another individual to take care of their child and make educational and/or medical decisions.

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Signing Requirement: It is suggested that the document is signed by the caregiver, a notary acknowledgment, and two (2) witnesses.

 


Real Estate Power of Attorney – Also referred to as a “Special” power of attorney document for the handling of another’s real estate holdings in accordance with § 11.94.050.

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Signing Requirement (RCW 11.125.050): Two (2) witnesses or a notary acknowledgment.

 


Revocation of Power of Attorney – This form is for revoking any type of POA that you may have entered into previously.

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Signing Requirement: No legal signing requirement; however, it is recommended that the document is notarized.

 

 


Tax Power of Attorney Form – The State of Washington recognizes the Federal Tax Form 2848 for all power of attorney tax purposes.

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Signing Requirement: Agent(s) only.

 

 


Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form TD-420-050) – This form is for handling matters involving motor vehicle transfers or registration and titling in the State of Washington.

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Signing Requirement: Principal’s signature must be acknowledged before a notary public.