Nevada Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney (VP136)
A Nevada motor vehicle power of attorney (Form VP136) is a legal document that gives a representative the authority to sign paperwork and complete tasks for a vehicle owner or business. The person completing the tasks, known as the attorney-in-fact, must follow the instructions provided by the owner. The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (NV DMV) requires the owner to file the form with the state. Once the NV DMV files the document, the attorney-in-fact can carry out duties, such as applying for the vehicle’s title and registration. Additionally, they can transfer the title or request a duplicate. The document allows the attorney-in-fact to carry out tasks that the owner would do if they were present.
The form gives the attorney-in-fact limited power, meaning that they can only carry out duties requested by the owner. If attorney-in-fact acts beyond their authority, they become responsible. As a result, the owner can send them to court or request reimbursement (if applicable). The form becomes null once the attorney-in-fact carries out the tasks. However, if the owner wants to cancel the agreement, they can complete a revocation power of attorney at any time as they do not need a specific reason to terminate it. The state of Nevada does not allow the owner to make changes to the document. Instead, the owner must create and sign a new form before re-submitting it to the NV DMV.
Nevada law does not allow the owner, attorney-in-fact, or any other party to disclose the vehicle’s odometer reading using a Form VP136. Instead, the owner must use the Federal form to release the information. The NV DMV does not accept photocopies of the document as they must submit the original version. The vehicle owner must sign their name unless they have completed another type of power of attorney (i.e., limited, general, durable, etc.) that allows an appointed person to sign on their behalf. An assigned person signs in place of the owner if they become mentally or physically incapacitated, which prevents them from making sound decisions.
Signing requirements: Must be signed by the Vehicle Owner and Notary Public (or DMV Representative).
How to Write
Step 1 – Owner and Type of Vehicle
Write the car owner’s name on the first line, then fill in the owner’s county and state. Provide the car’s year, make, model, and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
Step 2 – Agent Information
Specify the name of the agent (attorney-in-fact), and provide his/her county and state.
Step 3 – Owner Information
The owner writes the following in this section:
- Full legal name
- Nevada driver’s license, ID card number, date of birth, or FEIN (for a business)
- Physical address
- Mailing address
Step 4 – Signature and Notarization
Using a Notary Public to authenticate the signing, the owner must endorse the form and write the date.