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.

Signing requirements: The owner must sign in a notary public’s presence.

What is a Delaware Motor Vehicle POA?

A Delaware motor vehicle power of attorney sets a named person to take care of basic car-related tasks for someone else. The specified individual is referred to as the attorney-in-fact. When completing the form, the vehicle owner and attorney-in-fact enter their full names, addresses, and the car’s identifying information (i.e., make, model, and vehicle identification number (VIN)).

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.

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.