Updated on March 19th, 2021
A Rhode Island motor vehicle power of attorney allows a vehicle owner (or “principal”) to appoint a representative (known as an “agent” or “attorney-in-fact”) to handle vehicle titling and registration for them. When titling and registering a vehicle, there are a number of documents to fill out and sign; an attorney-in-fact will handle all these tasks for the principal. A vehicle power of attorney can only be used for one (1) vehicle, and this vehicle must be described in the document, including VIN and odometer reading. After completing all fields, the principal can sign the form and the agent can complete the necessary vehicle assignments.
Signing Requirements – Notary Public acknowledgment is recommended.