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Missouri Power of Attorney Forms

Missouri power of attorney forms appoint agents who are given the authority to sign documents, access information, and make decisions on behalf of the “principal” (the individual who is being represented). The agent (also known as the “attorney-in-fact”) is legally required to act in the principal’s best interest, as well as follow their instructions and keep in regular contact with them. In many cases, the power of attorney expires once its purpose has been fulfilled. For instance, if the arrangement is for the purchase or sale of the principal’s property or to file their taxes, the power of attorney will terminate once the action has been completed. Other powers of attorney endure throughout the principal’s lifetime and, in some cases, only come into effect if the principal is incapacitated.

By Type (8)

  1. Advance Directive
  2. Durable
  3. General
  4. Limited
  5. Motor Vehicle (Form 4054)
  6. Minor (Child)
  7. Real Estate
  8. Tax (Form 2827)

Advance Directive – A form that relays the principal’s instructions for end-of-life care and appoints an agent to make health care decisions if the principal is incapacitated.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements (§ 404.705(1)(3) & § 459.015): Two (2) witnesses and notarization

 


Durable Power of Attorney – Appoints a financial agent whose powers of attorney remain viable in the event of the principal’s physical or mental incapacity.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument
Signing requirements (§ 404.705(1)(3)): Notarization

 


General (non-durable) Power of Attorney – Used to name a financial agent who will be given power of attorney to act on the principal’s behalf. Unlike with a durable form, this arrangement does not endure the principal’s incapacity.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument
Signing requirements (§ 404.705(1)(3)): Notarization

 


Limited Power of Attorney – Assigns limited financial powers of attorney to an agent and has a set termination date.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument
Signing requirements (§ 404.705(1)(3)): Notarization

 


Motor Vehicle (Form 4054) Power of Attorney – Gives a third party the authority to transfer, title, or register a vehicle in the principal’s name.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements: Notarization

 


Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – A form that permits parents to appoint a temporary guardian for their minor children.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument
Signing requirements (§ 475.604): Notarization

 


Real Estate Power of Attorney – This form grants a real estate agent the authority to buy, sell, or manage real estate on behalf of the principal.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument
Signing requirements (§ 404.705(1)(3)): Notary Public

 


Tax (Form 2827) Power of Attorney – Used to allow an accountant or other third party to access financial documents and file the principal’s taxes on their behalf.

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