Maine Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney Form
A Maine motor vehicle power of attorney form enables an attorney-in-fact to handle car-related tasks. The vehicle owner specifies the responsibilities that the assigned person needs to complete. These tasks include obtaining or renewing registrations or requesting a new or duplicate title from the Maine Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
|Signing requirements: Notarization.|
What is a Maine Motor Vehicle POA?
A Maine motor vehicle power of attorney permits an individual to grant legal authority to another person to act in their place for car-related needs. For example, the form allows the attorney-in-fact to have the vehicle inspected. If the car passes, the technician provides a document with their signature and personal information. Then, the attorney-in-fact submits the completed paperwork to the DMV.
An attorney-in-fact can also manage other tasks, such as private sales. Owners can take a “hands-off” approach and permit the attorney-in-fact to oversee the entire deal. Conversely, they can manage most of the sale themselves and appoint the attorney-in-fact to transfer the title.
The vehicle owner must be clear about what they expect from the attorney-in-fact. To avoid misunderstandings, they should explain what they need or want in detail. The owner and attorney-in-fact should also talk through the form’s contents before signing it to make sure they both understand the roles they will have.
How to Write
Step 1 – Names and Signature
On the first line, write the name of the car owner (company or individual). Then print the name of the representative (attorney-in-fact). The owner signs, on the indicated line, with acknowledgment from a Notary Public.
Step 2 – Company or Individual Information
Enter the date of birth and Social Security Number if the owner is an individual; enter the federal ID number if the owner is a company.
Step 3 – Notarization
A Notary Public must complete and sign this section of the form to verify that the vehicle owner created and signed the motor vehicle power of attorney.
Step 4 – Vehicle Type and Inspection
The form requires the vehicle to be inspected by a Certified Technician. Take the car and this form to a mechanic, and fill out the form with the following information:
- Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
- Owner’s Birth Name and Address
- Station Name and Address
- Certified Technician Name and Number
- Technician signature