Tennessee Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form RV-F1311401)

Officially known as the Power of Attorney for Vehicle Transactions, the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form RV-F1311401) is the document the Tennessee Department of Revenue, Taxpayer and Vehicle Services Division requires motor vehicle owners to use in order to apply for a Power of Attorney for their motor vehicle. It may either be completed by any individual or a business who wishes to designate an Attorney-in-Fact for the motor vehicle they name in the form. Once the form is filed by the Department, the Attorney-in-Fact will be granted the authority to sign the owner’s name “to all applicable documentation relative to any title or registration transactions” for their vehicle.


Additional Considerations

As stated at the top of the form, if a dealer wants to “transfer ownership when the original certificate of title is not available for the owner to make an odometer disclosure,” they are required to use the secure Power of Attorney (RV-F1316901) provided by the Tennessee Department of Revenue.

State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Uniform Durable Power of Attorney Act

Signing Requirements – The Tennessee Department of Revenue, Taxpayer and Vehicle Services Division requires the following to be completed in order for the form to be processed:

  • The motor vehicle owner signs the form,
  • A Notary Public acknowledges the signing and verifies the owner’s place of residence by verifying one (1) of the following documents from the owner:
    • Driver’s License
    • Military ID
    • Birth Certificate
    • Passport
    • State Issued ID
    • Another relevant form of identification.