South Dakota Limited (Special) Power of Attorney Form

A South Dakota Limited (Special) Power of Attorney is a legally-compliant document that enables an individual (the Principal) to elect an individual or entity (called their Agent) to carry out one or more specific acts on their behalf. The reason this type of Power of Attorney gets its name is because it only covers a limited number of acts or circumstances. For instance, the Principal could use this agreement to request that their Agent to handle specific affairs such as those involving their property, finances, children, or motor vehicle.


State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Title 59, Agency

Signing Requirements – The signing requirements for a Limited Power of Attorney are dependent on whether it is a Durable or General type. There are no signing requirements stated for a General type, however, there are for a durable type. Specifically, § 59-6-11 states that a Principal of a durable type must sign the document.

In any case, it is strongly recommended that a Principal signs a Limited Power of Attorney before two (2) witnesses and a Notary Public.