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Vermont Power of Attorney Form

Vermont power of attorney forms can be used in a multitude of circumstances wherein a resident needs another party to act on their behalf. For instance, an advance directive can be used by someone who wishes to spell out their end of life treatment preferences and select the trusted family member to ensure that their specifications are honored. Another example could be an investor employing a general power of attorney to hire a professional to buy and sell stocks on their behalf. Regardless of the type of authority granted to the representative (called an agent or attorney-in-fact), the selected individual will be required to operate within the parameters of the power of attorney document.

By Type (8)

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

Advance Directive – The advance directive assigns a health care attorney-in-fact and provides a set of instructions and preferences with regard to end-of-life treatment.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements (§ 9703): Two (2) witnesses

 


Durable Power of Attorney – A durable power of attorney is one that grants authority to an agent which persists beyond the principal’s ability to communicate for themselves or otherwise accurately represent their intentions.

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Signing requirements (14 V.S.A. § 3503(1)): Notarization AND one (1) witness

 


General (non-durable) Power of Attorney – A general power of attorney is for financial management. The non-durable nature of the form causes the power granted to the agent to discontinue once the principal is physically or mentally unable to express themselves.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements (14 V.S.A. § 3503(1)): Notarization AND one (1) witness

 


Limited Power of Attorney – The limited nature of this power of attorney prevents the agent from acting with blanket authority. They are limited to the few actions set forth in the power of attorney document.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument
Signing requirements (14 V.S.A. § 3503(1)): Notarization AND one (1) witness

 


Motor Vehicle (DMV) Power of Attorney – A principal, using this form, can assign an agent to transfer the ownership, register, title, or acquiring licensing for their vehicle.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument
Signing requirements: Notarization AND one (1) witness

 


Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – A parent or legal guardian can use this to assign temporary guardianship rights to a trustworthy individual.

Download: Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), OpenDocument
Signing requirements (§ 3503): Notarization AND one (1) witness

 


Real Estate Power of Attorney – The real estate power of attorney grants authority to an agent to oversee real estate transactions on behalf of another individual.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements (14 V.S.A. § 3503(1)): Notarization AND one (1) witness

 


Tax (Form PA-1) Power of Attorney – This document is necessary should a taxpayer assign an agent to represent their interests before the Vermont Department of Taxes.

Download: Adobe PDF
Signing requirements: Taxpayer and agent