Maryland Vehicle Power of Attorney (VR-470)


A Maryland motor vehicle power of attorney (Form VR-470) allows residents and businesses to appoint someone to take care of a car’s registration and other related duties. If two (2) people own the vehicle, such as a married couple, the form must include the names and addresses of both parties. Furthermore, the owner must ensure that the appointed attorney-in-fact fully understands their role and responsibilities by communicating orally or in writing.

Signing requirements: The vehicle owner (and co-owner, if applicable) must sign.

What is a Maryland Motor Vehicle POA?

A Maryland motor vehicle power of attorney privileges a person to act as an agent for another individual. It allows them to transfer the title, registration, and ownership of a car and take care of other related matters. The agent must have a signed copy of the form to prove their authorization.

The document loses its power when the agent completes the task(s). It also becomes invalid upon its termination date, if the principal cancels it, or they decide to make changes. In this case, they create a new version, which replaces the previous copy.

How to Write

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Step 1 – Vehicle Owner Information

In this top section, provide the name and address of the car owner(s).

Step 2 – Representative Information

Disclose the name and address of the attorney-in-fact in the following section.

Step 3 – Vehicle Details and Signature(s)

Enter the car’s make, body type, year, VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) and title number. The car owner(s) then executes this power of attorney by signing and dating at the bottom.