Florida Power of Attorney Forms

A Florida power of attorney form lets a person choose a delegate to act on their behalf in regards to their healthcare, finances, real estate, or business matters. The person selected (the “agent”) must understand the weight of their duties and will need to understand they are required by law to uphold the requirements contained in the document.

By selecting a “durable” form, the agent who is being granted with one (1) or more powers will keep their decision-making powers in the event the person completing the form (known as the “principal”) succumbs to a serious medical emergency that leaves them unable to make decisions on their own. The legal term used for describing the said medical situation is becoming “incapacitated.”

Types

Designation of Health Care Surrogate (Medical Power of Attorney) – Official form created by the state of Florida Bar & Florida Medical Association. The form provides a means for an individual to elect a health care surrogate to make decisions regarding the principal’s health care in the event they become incapacitated.

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Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney Form – Assuming the requirements set forth by state law are fulfilled, the power of attorney conditions listed in the form type will remain if the principal were to become incapacitated. Should not be used for medical matters.

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General (Financial) Power of Attorney Form – One of the most common types of POAs – the form allows the person completing it to elect an agent to oversee all (or some) of their financial matters. Is non-durable, meaning it will terminate should the person completing the form become incapacitated.

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Limited (Special) Power of Attorney Form – A power of attorney form used only for circumstances involving the transfer of a narrow, rather than a broad range of decision making powers from a principal to an agent. A non-durable form.

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Minor Child Power of Attorney Form (Application for Appointment as Guardian) – A form used for transferring parental powers to a guardian (“Ward”). Parents who know of a trusted family member, friend, or other individual they wish to entrust the care of their child can request them to complete the petition and bring it before a county judge for approval.

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Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form HSMV-82053) – A document provided by the Florida Division of Motorist Services to allow FL residents to grant decision-making power regarding a motor vehicle, vessel, or mobile home to another person. Can be used for allowing a person to buy, sell, register, and complete other actions on behalf of the person that completes the form.

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Real Estate (Property) Durable Power of Attorney Form – A durable POA for nominating an individual with the power to make decisions regarding a person’s properties. For long-term use.

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Revocation of Power of Attorney Form – Used for terminating existing Power of Attorney forms.

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State Tax Power of Attorney (Form DR-835) – A Florida Department of Revenue form that allows a person to assign a representative that has permission to handle their confidential tax matters (filing, submitting, etc.).

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Laws & Signing Requirements