Updated on October 29th, 2021
A New York motor vehicle (DMV) power of attorney grants an agent the limited power to handle motor vehicle-related tasks in the name of a vehicle owner (the “principal”). The power of attorney (POA) is “limited” because the agent can only act on the principal’s behalf to sign registration forms, obtain licenses, transfer ownership, and title the vehicle specified in the form.
The New York DMV requires that a motor vehicle POA must contain the POA’s date of issue, the agent’s name and address, the principal’s name, address, and notarized signature. Once the POA has been signed, it will remain effective until the vehicle has transferred ownership to someone else or the principal cancels it.
Signing Requirements – Notary Public