Connecticut Vehicle Power of Attorney (A-83)


A Connecticut motor vehicle power of attorney (Form A-83) permits a person (the attorney-in-fact) to carry out transactions relating to a principal’s vehicle. The signed document allows the attorney-in-fact to register and/or title the car, truck, or van without the principal’s presence. If the titling or registration process requires the completion and/or signing of additional forms, the attorney-in-fact can sign on behalf of the principal.

The attorney-in-fact is not authorized to renew and/or apply for a driver’s license or identification card for the principal. All parties involved (i.e., principal, agent, witnesses, Notary Public) should retain a copy of the motor vehicle power of attorney. The principal can cancel the document, thus terminating all copies, by filling out a revocation form.

Signing requirements: The form must include the signatures of the principal, two (2) witnesses, and a Notary Public.

How to Write

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Step 1 – Principal and Agent Information

Record the name of the car owner (principal) on the first line. Then, write the representative’s name (agent) on the second line.

Step 2 – Principal and Witnesses’ Signatures

Fill in the current date (e.g., the 9th day of June 2011). The principal signs on the first line, followed by the signatures of two witnesses.

Step 3 – Notarization

This form requires notarization by either a Notary Public, Justice of the Peace, or Commissioner of the Superior Court.