Colorado Power of Attorney Forms

Colorado power of attorney forms allow a principal to nominate a representative over financial and/or medical topics. The agent is required by law to take the principal’s best interests into account for every decision and must follow the form exactly as it is written. If the principal intends to nominate a person that will make decisions for them when they physically no longer can, a durable POA must be used. Simple and straightforward tasks should use a limited or general POA that is not durable.

A power of attorney can be revoked anytime by completing and distributing a revocation of power of attorney.

Types

Durable (Statutory) Power of Attorney Form – The powers listed in this form will continue to be carried out regardless of whether the principal has the ability to act on their own behalf or not.

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General (Financial) Power of Attorney Form – If the principal does not have the capacity to make sound decisions (they become incapacitated), all conditions set out in this form will be rendered, and the POA officially terminated.

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Limited (Special) Power of Attorney Form – Allows a principal to set narrowly defined powers to provide an agent with the means to complete one (1) or more specific tasks.

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Medical Power of Attorney Form – To be used by a principal for the purpose of nominating an individual (or many individuals) to make medical decisions on their behalf when the principal is medically incapable to do so on their own.

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Minor Child Power of Attorney Form – This form designates legal responsibility to a party nominated by the parent/s of a child to perform certain duties in a parental capacity when the parents cannot do so themselves.

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Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form DR-2175) – A legal document that establishes the transfer of power from a principal to an agent so that the latter can handle affairs concerned with the former’s motor vehicle.

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Real Estate (Property) Power of Attorney (Form 13101) – Used by a property owner to grant authority to another party (of their choosing) to act for them in relation to specified situations concerning their real estate.

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Revocation of Power of Attorney Form – The right for an agent to act as a principal’s agent can be withdrawn by completing and signing this document.

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State Tax Power of Attorney Form (DR-0145) – Allows Colorado residents to authorize a tax professional to view, handle, and submit their taxes to the state’s department of revenue.

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Laws & Signing Requirements

  • Colorado Power of Attorney Laws: Title 15, Article 14, Part 7 ,”Uniform Power of Attorney Act”
  • State Definition of Power of Attorney (§ 15-14-702): “means a writing or other record that grants authority to an agent to act in the place of the principal, whether or not the term power of attorney is used.”
  • Signing Requirements (§ 15-14-705): A POA is only valid in the state if the principal signs the form and has their signature notarized.