Colorado Power of Attorney Forms


Colorado power of attorney forms enable a principal to designate a representative for financial and medical matters. Agents are legally obligated to prioritize the principal’s best interests and adhere to the written form. A durable power of attorney represents a principal if they become incapacitated. Limited and general non-durable power of attorney forms do not have this capability. Instead, they are suitable for simple, straightforward tasks. Selecting a trustworthy and responsible agent is crucial, as they will make essential decisions on the principal’s behalf. Careful consideration should be given to the chosen form, ensuring it aligns with the principal’s specific needs and circumstances.

State Laws: Title 15, Article 14, Part 7

Types (6)

Durable | General | Limited | Medical | Minor | Vehicle

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Signing Requirements

DurableThis form enables a trusted individual to manage a principal’s assets and estate. The agent’s authority remains even if the principal becomes incapacitated. Termination occurs if the principal revokes it or passes away.The principal and notary public must sign (§ 15-14-705).
GeneralGrants an agent similar powers to a durable power of attorney, but the power ends if the principal becomes incapacitated.Signatures from the principal and notary public required (§ 15-14-705).
LimitedOutlines specific, limited powers for an agent, typically for one or a few tasks. The form does not provide use for long-term planning.The principal must sign before a notary public (§ 15-14-705).
MedicalA life planning document designating an agent to communicate with healthcare providers about the principal’s preferred treatments. It remains effective indefinitely unless revoked by the principal, often paired with a living will for detailed treatment preferences.The principal and two (2) witnesses must sign (§ 15-18-106(1)).
Minor ChildAssign temporary legal responsibility to a designated person for caring for a parent or guardian’s child when they cannot do so.Parent or guardian signature and notarization mandatory (§ 15-14-705).
Motor VehicleAuthorizes an agent to handle motor vehicle-related affairs, such as registration, on behalf of the principal.The grantor and notary public must enter their signatures.