The Tennessee motor vehicle power of attorney (Form RV-F1311401) is used to designate an attorney-in-fact to conduct vehicle-related transactions on behalf of an owner. The form authorizes the attorney-in-fact to sign any document necessary to title and register a vehicle with the Tennessee Department of Revenue. In some circumstances, they’re also permitted to request vehicle records, apply for a duplicate title, and buy, sell, or otherwise exchange ownership of a motor vehicle.
If a car dealer receives powers to transfer ownership of a vehicle that’s missing its original title, the parties must instead use a secured power of attorney (Form RV-F1316901), which is also needed to comply with federal odometer disclosure requirements. The secured version is not available online; dealers may request the form by filing an Order Request for Forms with a licensing office (delivery addresses are listed in the order form).
Signing Requirements – Vehicle Owner