Delaware Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form MV386)


A Delaware motor vehicle power of attorney (Form MV386) is a legal form that empowers an attorney-in-fact to handle motor vehicle business for a car owner. The attorney-in-fact must act according to the owner’s wishes. If the attorney-in-fact abuses the given power, the owner can revoke the document with a revocation form. The motor vehicle power of attorney expires if it reaches its termination date, or the attorney-in-fact carries out the tasks. To complete the form, the owner and attorney-in-fact must enter their full name and address. The owner must include the make, model, and vehicle identification number (VIN) to identify the car, truck, or van.

Before signing, the owner must ensure that the attorney-in-fact understands their role. Both parties should discuss the owner’s expectations and preferences for completing the duties. Examples of requests include:

  • Obtaining a vehicle registration and title from the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV);
  • Handling the buying or selling the vehicle;
  • Transferring the title;
  • Requesting a new or duplicate title;
  • Recording or releasing a lien;
  • Applying for and receiving a motor vehicle record; and/or
  • Other vehicle-related matters that do not require the owner’s presence.

Signing requirements: The owner must sign in front of a Notary Public.

How to Write

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Step 1 – Contact Information of Owner and Attorney-in-Fact

Fill in the car owner’s name and address on the lines provided. Then, after ‘appoint’, write the attorney-in-fact’s full name and address.

Step 2 – Vehicle Attributes

Provide the subsequent details about the car:

  • Make (i.e., Subaru)
  • Model Year (Outback 2009)
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

Step 3 – Owner Signature(s)

In the presence of a Notary Public, the car owner(s) must write the current date and sign on the lines provided.

Step 4 – Notarization

A Notary Public must witness the vehicle owner’s signature and sign to confirm.