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West Virginia Power of Attorney Forms

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West Virginia Power of Attorney Forms allows an individual to appoint a proxy to act for them in certain specified situations. A wide range of such appointments can be defined depending upon your needs and circumstances. Some allow you to legally appoint another to act on your behalf in financial matters, others are for more narrow purposes such as vehicle transfer or tax help. In all cases, it is important to consider who you will be appointed as your agent. Considering factors such as trustworthiness, responsibility, expertise, and reliability will assist you in choosing the best person.

Laws – Chapter 39B (Uniform Power of Attorney Act)


Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney – A durable form is sometimes used as a long-term planning solution when you want to make sure you have someone in place to handle your financial affairs in the event you are no longer able to act for yourself.

General (Financial) Power of Attorney – A general form is similar to the durable form, because it allows you to appoint someone to handle your financial matters, however, it becomes void at the point you are no longer able to act for yourself.

Limited (Springing) Power of Attorney – For use when you have a specific transaction or matter for which you need an agent to act for you. Such an agency would end when the transaction is complete.

Medical Power of Attorney – This type allows you to designate a loved on to make medical decisions on your behalf in the event that you cannot make the decisions yourself.

Minor Child Power of Attorney – Allow another individual to handle a child’s healthcare and education decisions.

  • Download: Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word (.docx), Open Document Text (.odt)
  • Signing Requirement (§ 49-8-4): Caregiver and Notary acknowledgment

Real Estate Power of Attorney – Allows for the management, purchase, selling, or any other responsibilities to be given to someone else for a single property in accordance with § 39B-2-104.

Revocation of Power of Attorney – Use this form if you want to revoke a POA that you previously entered into. Make sure you inform everyone that has a copy of your old form that you have revoked it – especially your agents.

Tax Power of Attorney (Form WV 2848) – This form can be used to designate a tax professional to handle your tax filings, or deal with issues with the tax department.

  • Download: Adobe PDF
  • Signing Requirement: One (1) Witnesses or a Notary acknowledgment

Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form DMV-9-TR) – This form can be used to appoint another to handle registration and title claims with the Motor Vehicle Division of Motor Vehicles.

  • Download: Adobe PDF
  • Signing Requirement: Principal’s signature must be acknowledged before a Notary Public