Alabama Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form MVT 5-13)

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The Alabama Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form MVT 5-13) is a single-page form that is completed and signed by the owner of a vehicle to give another individual (the “representative”) permission to handle anything from selling, registering, or repairing the vehicle. Alabama law requires the taxpayer (owner of the car) to sign the document in the presence of a notary public to be considered genuine. Notaries can be found online at eSign.com ($25) and in-person in government offices, libraries, post offices, and other buildings.


Signing requirements – The state of Alabama requires the form to be signed by:

  1. The taxpayer(s);
  2. The representative (also known as the “appointee”); and
  3. A notary public.

Required information – The following information is required in order to complete the form:

  • Vehicle Info
    • VIN
    • Year
    • Make
    • Model
    • Body type (e.g. “Coupe” or “Pickup”);
    • License plate #;
    • State of issuance;
  • Taxpayer & representative info
    • Name(s);
    • Address(es);
    • Phone number; and
    • Email
  • List of the act(s) authorized;
  • Signature of taxpayer(s) and appointee (representative).