Illinois Revocation of Power of Attorney

The Illinois Revocation of Power of Attorney is a form that serves one primary purpose: to terminate a currently active Power of Attorney (POA). As the law 755 ILCS 45/2-5 stipulates, “Every agency may be amended or revoked by the principal, if the principal has the capacity to do so, at any time and in any manner communicated to the agent or to any other person related to the subject matter of the agency.” As the act of revoking a POA is legally-binding (likewise to executing it), it is strongly advised that this document provided is used to ensure legal compliance and minimize miscommunication between the parties involved.

State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Illinois Power of Attorney Act

Signing Requirements – Although the Principal is granted the right to revoke a Power of Attorney in the state of Illinois under the Illinois Power of Attorney Act, there are no signing requirements for doing so. It is therefore up to the Principal to decide whether they wish for their signature to be witnessed or notarized. However, it is strongly recommended they organize for either two (2) disinterested witnesses or a Notary Public to be present at the time of signing the form.