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Indiana Power of Attorney Forms

Indiana power of attorney forms are used to appoint a representative, referred to as either an “agent” or “attorney-in-fact,” to handle affairs for someone else. Each power of attorney document pertains to a different aspect of the person’s life, such as medical decisions, financial matters, guardianship, etc. Due to the sensitive and influential powers granted to an attorney-in-fact, a principal (person who executed the power of attorney) usually appoints a trustworthy individual, such as a spouse, relative, or close friend to represent their interests. There are also different guidelines and requirements for the execution of each power of attorney form.

By Type (10)

  1. Advance Directive
  2. Durable
  3. General
  4. Limited
  5. Living Will
  6. Medical
  7. Motor Vehicle (Form 01940)
  8. Minor (Child)
  9. Real Estate
  10. Tax (Form 49357)

Advance Directive –  Combination medical power of attorney and living will that allows a principal to make arrangements for the future should they become unable to make decisions for themselves later in life.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements: One (1) Witness for Medical POA; two (2) witnesses for Living Will

 


Durable Power of Attorney – A power of attorney form for appointing a financial agent to handle a principal’s affairs. This document only terminates once the principal dies (or terminates the form themselves) and not if they become incapacitated.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument
Signing requirements (§ 30-5-4-1(4)): Notary Public

 


General (non-durable) Power of Attorney – Used to select an agent to handle financial affairs for the principal during their lifetime.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument
Signing requirements (§ 30-5-4-1(4)): Notary Public

 


Limited Power of Attorney – A more temporary and specific type of power of attorney that lets the principal appoint an agent to handle one or a small number of tasks on their behalf.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument
Signing requirements (IC 30-5-4-1): Notary Public

 


Living Will – This document will contain instructions for health care treatments that the principal does or does not want to have at the end of their life.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements (IC 16-36-4-8(b)(5), (c)): Two (2) witnesses

 


Medical Power of Attorney – Appoints a trusted agent to handle all medical decisions and related tasks for the principal when they are unable to do so themselves.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements (IC 16-36-1-6(a)(3), IC 16-36-1-7(b)(3)): One (1) witness

 


Motor Vehicle (Form 01940) Power of Attorney – Allows an agent to handle vehicle transfers, registrations, and other related tasks for the principal.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements (IC 30-5-4-1): Notary Public

 


Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – Transfers guardianship rights and obligations to an attorney-in-fact when the parents are away or otherwise unable to care for their children for a brief period of time.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument
Signing requirements: (§ 30-5-4-1): Notary Public

 


Real Estate Power of Attorney – Gives an agent the power to execute real estate transactions on behalf to the principal (usually a realtor or similarly qualified agent).

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument
Signing requirements (§ 30-5-4-1): Notary Public

 


Tax (Form 49357) Power of Attorney – Can be used to appoint an agent to represent the principal in matters concerning the Department of Revenue.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements: Taxpayer