A Utah motor vehicle power of attorney is used by the owner of a car, truck, motorcycle, or other vehicle to grant someone else the authority to conduct motor vehicle transactions on their behalf. The recipient of authority, the “attorney-in-fact,” is permitted to sign and deliver paperwork to the Utah Division of Motor Vehicles for registration and titling purposes. They can also handle any other matter pertaining to the transfer of vehicle ownership to a third party. It’s quite common for car dealerships to have customers sign a power of attorney upon purchasing a used vehicle. In doing so, the dealership can finalize the title transfer without the need for the new owner’s presence.
Signing Requirements – Notary Public