Georgia Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form T-8)

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A Georgia motor vehicle power of attorney (Form T-8) is completed by vehicle owners to appoint an attorney-in-fact to represent them before the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) for matters concerning their vehicle. The form authorizes the attorney-in-fact to apply for an original or replacement certificate of title, transfer the title, or perform any other actions the motor vehicle owner would carry out themselves.

The owner can electronically download and complete the form before printing, signing, and submitting it to the DOR. If the owner prefers to write the document by hand, they must use blue or black ink. Photocopies are not allowed. Instead, the DOR requests the original form without revisions or changes. The owner must create and sign a new motor vehicle power of attorney if they want to appoint a new attorney-in-fact or alter the form in any way.

The state of Georgia considers it a crime to enter false information into the form or forge a signature on behalf of the owner or Notary Public. To protect themselves from felony accusations, the owner should ensure the document contains genuine signatures and up-to-date, accurate data.


Signing requirements: Notarization mandatory.


How to Write

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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)
  • Signature(s)
  • Address
  • 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.