Indiana Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form 01940)

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An Indiana motor vehicle power of attorney (Form 01940) is a document that a customer (the vehicle owner or a business) uses to give an individual (the attorney-in-fact) permission to carry out tasks in their place. The customer completes the form when time restraints, a busy schedule, or other barriers prevent them from performing the duties.

According to state law, the motor vehicle power of attorney expires after ninety (90) days, meaning that the attorney-in-fact must complete the tasks before the termination date. If the customer wants to edit personal details or select a new attorney-in-fact, they must create a new form (which terminates all previous versions). The state only accepts the document if the customer writes it in blue or black ink.

The form has multiple purposes as it allows vehicle AND vessel owners to appoint an attorney-in-fact. When writing the document, the customer must include the vehicle or hull identification number (HIN), make of the vehicle or watercraft, year, and title number.


Signing requirements: Signed by Notary Public.


How to Write

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Step 1 – Information of Owner and Vehicle or Vessel

Input the following about the vehicle/vessel owner:

  • Name (first, middle, last)
  • Telephone number
  • Address
  • Vehicle or Hull Identification Number (VIN or HIN)
  • Make of Vehicle / Watercraft (e.g., Ford)
  • Year (e.g., 2017)
  • Title number (if known)

Step 2 – Details of Attorney-in-Fact

Write the representative’s name, telephone number, and address in this section.

Step 3 – Authorization

With a Notary Public present, the owner signs and prints his/her name, and writes the current date.

Step 4 – Signature from Notary Public

The Notary Public completes the bottom portion of the form by including their state and county, date, Seal, printed name, expiration of commission, and signature.