Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney Form
An Oklahoma motor vehicle power of attorney facilitates the transaction of a car, truck, or van on behalf of the owner. The owner uses the form to appoint an attorney-in-fact as their representative. With this authority, the attorney-in-fact can legally buy or sell the vehicle. Additionally, the assigned person can take care of vehicle-related matters at the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS), such as applying for registration and title, obtaining a copy of the title, or signing paperwork for the owner.
Like a limited power of attorney, the form restricts the attorney-in-fact’s power. It does not give the attorney-in-fact ownership of the vehicle. Instead, it allows the assigned person to act in the owner’s place while performing the requested duties. Depending on the given responsibilities, the attorney-in-fact may have to pay or request money from a third party. However, a motor vehicle power of attorney does not allow the appointed person to handle the owner’s finances. Instead, the owner would need to complete and sign a general or durable power of attorney to authorize short- or long-term financial-related tasks.
Signing requirements: The state of Oklahoma does not have signing requirements for a motor vehicle power of attorney. However, notarization is recommended to authenticate the form.
How to Write
Step 1 – Principal and Agent Information
Write the principal’s name (owner) and mailing address, then write the agent’s name (attorney-in-fact) and address.
Step 2 – Specifications of Vehicle and Principal Signature
Provide the year, make, model, VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), and current odometer reading (mileage). The principal writes his/her date of birth (e.g., 07/21/1983) and Social Security Number. The principal signs and dates in the appropriate area of the form.
Step 3 – Notarization
Although not required, it is recommended to notarize this form. Notarize the form online through eSign.com or find an in-person Notary Public at a bank, college, law firm, real estate company, or another official source.