Georgia Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form T-8)
A Georgia motor vehicle power of attorney (Form T-8) allows residents to appoint an attorney-in-fact to represent their vehicle-related choices. The person who initiates the document must file it with the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR). This process allows the designated person to handle the desired tasks without issue. The attorney-in-fact can apply for an original or replacement certificate of title, transfer ownership, or perform other actions the owner would carry out themselves.
|Signing requirements: The document’s creator must have the form notarized.|
What is a Georgia Motor Vehicle POA?
A Georgia motor vehicle power of attorney makes it legal for someone to manage an owner’s car responsibilities without their presence. The principal, or the person completing the form, must fill it out, sign it, and submit it to the DOR for use. The individual must 1) use blue or black ink only, 2) provide the original document (i.e., no photocopies), and 3) not change or revise the submitted document. Georgia law enforcement can arrest and fine individuals who enter false information into the form or forge signatures. Therefore, residents should ensure the document contains original signatures and up-to-date, genuine data.
How to Write
Step 1 – Appointment of Attorney-in-Fact
In the first box, write the car owner’s full name(s). Then, in the box underneath, enter the name of the attorney-in-fact (representative).
Enter the vehicle’s information, including the:
- Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
- Year (e.g., 2013)
- Make (Hyundai)
- Model (Sonata)
Step 2 – Owner Signature
In front of a Notary Public, the owner(s) fill out the following:
- Current date (e.g., 11th day of November, 2011)
- Printed name(s)
- Phone number
Step 3 – Notarization
The vehicle owner must bring a valid driver’s license so the Notary Public can record their license number, name, and issuing state in the form. In addition to signing and including their public seal or stamp, the Notary Public must print their full legal name, address, phone number, commission expiration date, and signature.