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Iowa Power of Attorney Forms

Iowa power of attorney forms allow an individual to appoint an agent (often referred to as an “attorney-in-fact”) to represent them in making financial or medical decisions. The individual for whom the document is drafted (the “principal”) will dictate the powers that are given to their representative in the contract. The contract may be effective for the principal’s lifetime or a defined period. In many cases, the principal’s signature must be acknowledged by a notary public for the contract to be valid.

By Type (10)

  1. Advance Directive
  2. Durable
  3. General
  4. Limited
  5. Living Will
  6. Medical
  7. Motor Vehicle (Form 411021)
  8. Minor (Child)
  9. Real Estate
  10. Tax (IA 2848)

Advance Directive – Gives an individual the authority to make life-sustaining and end-of-life medical decisions should the principal become incapacitated. Furthermore, it allows the principal to relay their preferences regarding medical treatments.

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Signing requirements: Two (2) witnesses or Notary Public

 


Durable Power of Attorney – Grants specific financial powers to an appointed agent and does not terminate until the principal’s death (endures through incapacitation).

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Signing requirements (§ 633B.105): Notary Public

 


General (non-durable) Power of Attorney – Assigns financial powers of attorney to an individual that are effective until the expiration date of the contract or the principal’s incapacitation.

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Signing requirements (§ 633B.105): Notary Public

 


Limited Power of Attorney – This type of power of attorney gives only specific or special authorities to the agent, meaning that it is often only used for one purpose.

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Signing requirements (§ 633B.105): Notary Public

 


Living Will – This document records the principal’s wishes and convictions regarding end-of-life care that should be followed in the event of their incapacitation.

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Signing requirements (§ 144A.3(2)): Two (2) witnesses or Notary Public

 


Medical Power of Attorney – This contract appoints a healthcare agent to act as the principal’s representative in making medical decisions.

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Signing requirements (§ 144B.3(1)(b), (2), and (3)): Two (2) witnesses or Notary Public

 


Motor Vehicle (Form 411021) Power of Attorney – If an individual wishes for a third party to purchase or sell a vehicle in their name, they must use this state-approved form to appoint them.

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Signing requirements (§ 633B.105): Notary Public

 


Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – This document gives legal parental authority over a minor to an individual for a limited period of time.

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Signing requirements: (§ 633B.105): Notary Public

 


Real Estate Power of Attorney – Appoints a third party agent to act as the principal’s representative in the purchase or sale of real estate. Can also be used to grant the authority to manage or refinance the principal’s property.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument
Signing requirements (§ 633B.105) – Notary Public

 


Tax (IA 2848) Power of Attorney – Gives an agent (usually an accountant) the right to access financial documents and submit tax returns on behalf of the taxpayer.

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Signing requirements: Taxpayer(s)