Florida Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney | Form HSMV-82053

The Florida Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form HSMV-82053) is a document created by the Florida Division of Motorist Services to accommodate the needs of motor vehicle owners who cannot (or do not) wish to handle their own motor vehicle affairs. Once it is completed and returned to the Florida DMV, a motor vehicle owner will be able to rely on a party they have named to carry out essential tasks connected to their motor vehicle such as applying for a certificate of title or recording a lien.

State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws: Chapter 709 “Powers of Attorney”

Signing Requirements: Printed name and signature of the owner. If there is a co-owner to the vehicle, they are required to print and sign their name as well.

How to Write Form HSMV-82053

Step 1 – Download

Save the form and open it using a PDF reader.

Step 2 – Attorney-in-Fact

After writing the date the contract is being completed, print the name of the person that will be acting as the Attorney-in-Fact.

Step 3 – Vehicle Information

Put a checkmark next to the type of vehicle that the POA will be used for. The three (3) options are 1) Motor Vehicle, 2) Mobile Home, and 3) Vessel (Boat).

Then, enter details regarding the vehicle. Enter the full year, the make or manufacturer of the vehicle, the body type (Truck, SUV, Sedan, etc.), the title number (found on the registration), and the vehicle’s VIN (Vehicle Identification Number). The VIN can be found on the driver’s side corner of the vehicle’s dashboard.

Step 4 – Owner(s) Info

The owner (and potentially the co-owner, if one exists), will need to enter the following information to complete of the vehicle will need to 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 as specified by Florida’s FLHSMV location lookup.