Louisiana Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney Form
A Louisiana motor vehicle power of attorney is a legal document that a person or business (the vehicle owner or lessee) creates to give another person (the attorney-in-fact) the ability to act on their behalf. The vehicle owner completes the form when they cannot or do not want to tend to the matter themselves. By taking on the role of “attorney-in-fact,” the designated person agrees to carry out the wishes of the vehicle owner as requested.
If the attorney-in-fact acts against the owner’s instructions, they become responsible for the outcome. For example, they must repay any debts accrued because of their choice(s). Limiting the attorney-in-fact’s authority prevents them from making unwanted decisions. The owner can restrict authority by using specific language in the document and setting an expiration date.
The needs of the vehicle owner or company determine the tasks assigned to the attorney-in-fact. For registration and titling requests, the attorney-in-fact must attend the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV). Private or dealership sales occur at an undisclosed location.
The attorney-in-fact must understand their assignment to carry out the task(s) in the correct manner. The owner must inform them of the vehicle’s location or where to bring the car and appointments or time restraints. Discussing a set plan beforehand encourages a positive experience for all parties involved.
Signing requirements: No signing requirements. Notarization recommended.
How to Write
Step 1 – Identifying Details of Car
Write the make, model, year, body, and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the lines provided.
Step 2 – Names and Signatures
On the first line, write the car owner’s name. Then, record the name of the attorney-in-fact (appointee) on the following line. In the presence of a Notary Public, the owner(s) and witness(es) sign and print their name(s).
Step 3 – Notary Public Approval and Signature
The Notary Public must verify that the witness was present for the vehicle owner’s signing. He or she must include their signature and the date, as well.