California Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney | Form Reg 260

The California Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form Reg 260) is a document the California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) provides to assist any motor vehicle owner who wishes to elect an attorney-in-fact for the purpose of managing certain tasks that relate to their vehicle. The Attorney-in-Fact will be bestowed with the legal right to sign papers and documents on the motor vehicle owner’s behalf for matters such as securing California registration or transferring their vehicle. The form can be used for a wide variety of vehicles, some of which include:

  • Cars
  • Trucks
  • Motorcycles
  • Boats

State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws: Div 4.5 – Powers of Attorney

Signing Requirements: The California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) only requires the signature of the principal on Form Reg 260.

Additional Information: Once the principal has completed Reg 260 and signed over power to the agent, depending on what the agent has been requested to do, they will need to complete additional forms provided by the California DMV. To access all of CA’s DMV forms, head to their forms home page.

Some of the commonly used documents include: