California Revocation of Power of Attorney Form

The California Revocation of Power of Attorney (POA) is a document filled out by a principal (filer) to officially terminate an active power of attorney. It is strongly recommended that both parties familiarize themselves with the provisions found in Chapter 3 which contains important information about the process of revoking a POA.

It’s very important that principals understand that in the event they decide to revoke an active POA that they inform the Attorney-in-Fact immediately upon completing the form. If they do not sufficiently notify their agent, and he or she continues to act in within their permissions outlined in the original POA, the agent will be protected from all liability (as per § 4305).

State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws: Modification and Revocation of Powers of Attorney (§§ 4150 – 4155)

Signing Requirements (§ 4153): California law is silent on the matter of signing requirements a principal must uphold in order for a revocation of POA to be lawfully executed. That being said, any principal who wishes to revoke a POA via such means is strongly advised to sign the form before a Notary Public.

Additional Considerations: In general, there are two (2) ways a POA can be revoked. The first is the most common, which is by the terms contained within the POA contract (expiration or termination due to incapacity). The second is by writing (the revocation form).