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Maryland Power of Attorney Forms

Maryland power of attorney forms allow individuals to have their interests represented by an agent who is authorized to act in their name. An agent can be appointed for such reasons as executing financial documents, negotiating a transaction, filing taxes, and acting as a temporary guardian for a minor child. Depending on the type of contract, the signatures of two (2) witnesses and a registered notary public may be required for the document to be valid. Once it has been executed, the document is legally binding until it terminates or the principal revokes it in writing.

By Type (8)

  1. Advance Directive
  2. Durable
  3. General
  4. Limited
  5. Motor Vehicle (Form VR-470)
  6. Minor (Child)
  7. Real Estate
  8. Tax (Form 548)

Advance Directive – This form combines a living will and medical power of attorney to serve the dual purpose of pre-determining the medical treatments that the principal wishes to allow and appointing a healthcare agent.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements (§ 5-602(c)(1)): Two (2) witnesses

 


Durable Power of Attorney – Assigns financial powers of attorney to an agent who will be authorized to act in the principal’s name. This document does not expire if the principal becomes incapacitated.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements (§ 17-110): Two (2) witnesses and Notary Public

 


General (non-durable) Power of Attorney – A financial power of attorney whereby the agent will make financial decisions in the principal’s name. Unlike the durable power of attorney, the authority expires if the principal is incapacitated.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument
Signing requirements (§ 17-110): Two (2) witnesses and Notary Public

 


Limited Power of Attorney – A power of attorney that grants authority to perform one act or a specific set of acts in the principal’s name.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements (§ 17-110): Two (2) witnesses and Notary Public

 


Motor Vehicle (Form VR-470) Power of Attorney – Using this form, individuals can give someone else the right to buy or sell a vehicle on their behalf.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements: Vehicle owner(s)

 


Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – The parents or guardians of minor children can use this contract to give temporary parental authority to another individual.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument
Signing requirements: (§ 17-110): Two (2) witnesses and Notary Public

 


Real Estate Power of Attorney – A contract that gives an agent the authority to represent the principal in a real estate transaction. The arrangement ends when the transaction is completed or the termination date is reached.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument
Signing requirements (§ 17-110): Two (2) witnesses and Notary Public

 


Tax (Form 548) Power of Attorney – This government form allows third parties to access financial documents and file the principal’s taxes on their behalf.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements: Taxpayer(s) and representative(s)