New York Revocation of Power of Attorney Form

The New York Revocation of Power of Attorney is one of two lawful means for a Principal to revoke a Power of Attorney (POA) they wish to cease. As outlined by GOB § 5-1511(3), unless a POA already contains specific terms pertaining to the matter of revoking it (of which they wish to pursue), a Principal must revoke a POA by “delivering a revocation of the Power of Attorney to the agent in person or by sending a signed and dated revocation by mail, courier, electronic transmission or facsimile to the agent’s last known address.” The Principal can therefore use the form provided here to carry out this process. Once they complete the form, state law also requires the Principal to expressly inform the Agent of the revocation.

State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Statutory Short Form and Other Powers of Attorney for Financial and Estate Planning

Signing Requirements (GOB § 5-1511) – State law is silent on the matter of signing requirements for a Revocation of Power of Attorney to be lawfully executed. It is, however, strongly advised that the Principal signs the form in the presence of two (2) witnesses and a Notary Public.