Alaska Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form 847)


An Alaska motor vehicle power of attorney (Form 847) is used by the car owner to grant an individual (the attorney-in-fact) permission to act on their behalf. The attorney-in-fact often uses the form when handling matters at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and selling or purchasing a car. However, the principal can use it for any vehicle-related case they cannot accomplish themselves due to time conflicts or absences.

Signing requirements: The motor vehicle owner and a Notary Public or a DMV representative.

What is an Alaska Motor Vehicle POA?

An Alaska motor vehicle power of attorney presents a third party with evidence that a person can legally manage car responsibilities for someone else. As long as the principal has demonstrated their approval via signature, the elected person can use it to carry out the stated duties.

To be considered official, the owner must include the model, make, color, year, body style, license plate number, and vehicle identification number (VIN). The state requires the full name of the attorney-in-fact and the name, signature, license or identification number, and/or company name of the appointer.

Once the document has been signed and notarized, the attorney-in-fact can carry out the requested duties, such as selling, buying, titling, or registering the vehicle. The owner must complete the form with an ink pen for the state of Alaska to consider it valid.

How to Write

Download: PDF

Step 1 – Vehicle Information

In the first section, enter the:

  • License plate number;
  • Serial Number (i.e., Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN);
  • Year (e.g., 2012);
  • Make (e.g., Toyota);
  • Model (e.g., Camry);
  • Body style (e.g., hatchback); and
  • Color.

Step 2 – Appointment Information

This section provides information about both the appointee (the attorney-in-fact) and the appointer (the owner of the car).

Write the following:

  • Appointee’s full name (first, middle, last, and suffix, if applicable)
  • Printed name of appointer
  • License ID / Number (i.e., the appointer’s ID number)
  • Signature of appointer
  • Today’s date
  • Company name (if applicable)

Step 3 – Notarization

Alaska state law requires this form to be notarized. Notarization can be completed online at or in-person through government, public, or private entities.


Download: PDF