Florida Vehicle Power of Attorney (HSMV 82053)


A Florida motor vehicle power of attorney (Form HSMV 82053) is a document used to accommodate the needs of motor vehicle owners who cannot (or do not wish to) handle their motor vehicle affairs. Once the owner files the form with the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), the attorney-in-fact can carry out the requested duties.

Signing requirements: Must be signed by the vehicle, mobile home, or vessel owner.

What is a Florida Motor Vehicle POA?

A Florida motor vehicle power of attorney is a form that dictates who can legally complete tasks for a vehicle owner. When acting for the principal, the attorney-in-fact must have a signed copy of the form to take care of matters that do not involve the FLHSMV, such as privately buying or selling the vehicle.

The owner must ensure the attorney-in-fact understands the responsibilities and knows how to complete them. Using the form, the assigned person can apply for a title and registration, record a lien, or request a duplicate title. In addition to motor vehicles, the owner can use the document for mobile homes or vessels.

How to Write

Download: PDF

Step 1: Appoint Attorney-in-Fact

Write the date that the contract is being completed. Print the name of the person that is being appointed as the attorney-in-fact.

Step 2: Vehicle Information

Place a checkmark next to one (1) of the following three (3) options:

  • Motor vehicle;
  • Mobile home; or
  • Vessel (boat).

Enter the car’s year, make or manufacturer, body type, title number, and vehicle identification number (VIN). The owner can find the title number on the registration and the VIN on the driver’s side (lower left corner) of the dashboard.

Step 3: Owner(s) Info

The owner (and the co-owner, if one exists), must enter the following information:

  • Signature
  • Full printed name
  • Driver’s license #, ID card, or FEID #
  • Full birth date ( __ / __ / ____ )
  • Full address (street, city, state, and ZIP code)

(Repeat the same for co-owner, if applicable)

Send the completed form to the address found in Florida’s FLHSMV location lookup.