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North Dakota Power of Attorney Forms

North Dakota power of attorney forms are instruments that allow an adult to serve as attorney-in-fact for a principal and make decisions on their behalf. An attorney-in-fact, or “agent,” is granted authority that typically involves the management of the principal’s finances or health care, but can also include motor vehicle registration, tax filing, real estate management, and short-term childcare. If the principal decides to create a “durable” power of attorney, the rights granted to the agent will remain effective even if the principal becomes mentally incapacitated or physically disabled.

By Type (8)

  1. Advance Directive
  2. Durable
  3. General
  4. Limited
  5. Motor Vehicle (NDDOT)
  6. Minor (Child)
  7. Real Estate
  8. Tax (Form 500)

Advance Directive – Specifies the principal’s health care preferences and designates a health care agent to make medical decisions on the principal’s behalf.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements (§ 23-06.5-05(2)): Two (2) witnesses or notarization

 


Durable Power of Attorney – Allows an agent to make decisions affecting the financial interests of a principal. If the principal becomes disabled or mentally incapacitated, the agent’s decision-making capabilities will remain valid.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements: Not mentioned in state statutes.

 


General (non-durable) Power of Attorney – Grants financial powers to an agent that enable them to act on behalf of a principal. This power of attorney expires upon the disability or incapacity of the principal.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument

 


Limited Power of Attorney – Authorizes an agent to perform within a limited range of transactions. This form is intended to expire on a specific date or after the agent completes their appointed duties.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument

 


Motor Vehicle (NDDOT) Power of Attorney – Allows an agent to represent the principal and perform transactions involving the North Dakota Dept. of Transportation.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument

 


Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – Enables a parent or guardian to choose a temporary caregiver for their child. The parental rights granted through this power of attorney may not last longer than six (6) months.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements: Notarization

 


Real Estate Power of Attorney – Lets a principal appoint a representative to handle tasks involving real estate transactions.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument

 

 


Tax (Form 500) Power of Attorney – Designates an individual or firm to represent a taxpayer and handle matters with the Office of the State Tax Commissioner.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements: Taxpayer(s)