Arkansas Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney Form


An Arkansas motor vehicle power of attorney is a form that appoints an attorney-in-fact to carry out vehicle-related affairs for an individual or business owner. The owner elects a representative when they cannot tend to the matter(s) themselves. By accepting the role, the attorney-in-fact agrees to carry out the duties in the manner requested or the principal can revoke their abilities.

Vehicle owners can use the power of attorney to allow another person to apply for a duplicate title, transfer the title, note a lien, request ownership verification or car information, and apply for title and registration. The attorney-in-fact assumes responsibility for decisions that do not align with the principal’s wishes.

Signing requirements: A notary public must witness the individual or business representative sign.

How to Write

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Step 1 – Identifying Information of Owner and Attorney-in-Fact

In this first section, write the current date, the vehicle owner’s first and last name, and the attorney-in-fact’s name and address on the lines provided.

Step 2 – Description of Vehicle

Provide the following information about the vehicle:

  • Make (e.g., Honda)
  • Model (e.g., Accord)
  • Body type (e.g., sedan)
  • Year (e.g., 2014)
  • VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)

Step 3 – Authorized Transaction Types

This section indicates what the attorney-in-fact is allowed to do on the owner’s behalf.

  • Check each box that the representative is authorized to perform.
  • If a transaction is not listed, check the ‘Other’ box, and specify it on the line provided.

Step 4 – Vehicle Owner Information

Complete the following about the vehicle owner:

  • Check the box to indicate either owner is an Individual or Business
  • Signature
  • Printed name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email address

Step 5 – Notarization

This form requires the owner to sign in the presence of a notary. Take this form and acceptable document(s) for verification (e.g., driver’s license or passport) to a Notary Public. The Notary Public must enter the county name in which they are located. In addition, they must include the name of the vehicle owner and the county and state where they reside. To complete the form, the Notary Public needs to enter their commission number, the date of signing, and their official signature.