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. However, 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 Connecticut revocation form.
Signing requirements: Must be signed by principal, two (2) witnesses, and Notary Public.
How to Write
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., 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.