Iowa Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form 411021)


An Iowa motor vehicle power of attorney (Form 411021) is completed by an individual or business that needs another person (the attorney) to carry out tasks relating to a car, truck, or van. The owner must trust the attorney to follow the instructions as written in the document. When acting on the owner’s behalf, the attorney must present the signed form to the person involved in the sale (i.e., buyer, seller, Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV, etc.). The attorney must keep the receipts to confirm the amount of money spent. Holding onto the receipts is especially important if the owner has to reimburse the attorney.

The owner must complete each section of the form for the DMV to accept it. They must identify the vehicle by entering its make, model, year, vehicle identification number (VIN), style, color, and Iowa title number. Once the owner and Notary Public sign, the attorney can carry out the tasks, such as:

  • Signing documents relating to the vehicle;
  • Completing a certification of title application;
  • Requesting duplicate title;
  • Transferring title to another party;
  • Applying for notation of security interest;
  • Acquiring motor vehicle odometer (mileage) statement;
  • Filling out a damage disclosure statement; and/or
  • Any other duty requested by the vehicle owner or business.

Signing requirements: Notarization required.

How to Write

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Step 1 – Authorized Acts

Choose the box next to the transaction(s) the representative (attorney-in-fact) is authorized to perform. If a transaction is not listed, select ‘Other’ and specify it on the line provided.

Step 2 – Owner Personal Information and Appointed Representative

Write the owner’s entire name and address on the first lines provided. Then, include the name of the attorney-in-fact.

Step 3 – Vehicle Information

Provide the car’s title number (when applicable), make, style, year, VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), model, and color.

Step 4 – Notary Public Details

Iowa state law requires a Notary Public certify the document. Complete notarization online by navigating to Research and discover local Notary Public officials if in-person notarization is preferred.