Utah Power of Attorney Forms
The Utah Power of Attorney Forms are multi-use legal documents used for give a trusted individual the power(s) to act on another’s behalf regarding business and/or personal matters. The forms generally come in durable or non-durable format, the latter being more common for one-time and/or less important tasks.
The form is commonly used to:
- Give a family or friend the right to speak to doctors on your behalf (when you can’t yourself);
- Give a professional the right to handle one (1) or more specialized matters on your behalf (to file taxes, for example); or
- Delegate task(s) to someone else due to you not being able to complete it (or because you don’t have the time).
Advance Health Care Directive – A dual-purpose form that can be used for assigning a health care representative (agent) and/or setting one’s end-of-life treatment preferences.
Download – Adobe PDF
Durable Power of Attorney – A document specifically meant for assigning a representative regarding financial matters (real estate, bank accounts, possessions, and so on). Like a medical POA, it DOES NOT terminate if the principal becomes incapacitated.
General (Financial) Power of Attorney – Very similar to the durable POA for finances, with the exception that it terminates if the principal can’t communicate with those around him/her.
Limited (Special) Power of Attorney – Used for establishing a selected agent’s power(s) over very specific topics. The most customizable POA (can be used for essentially anything other than medical matters).
Minor Child Power of Attorney – Allows a parent or parents a means of establishing a temporary guardian over their child/children. Can be revoked anytime by the parent(s) or guardian(s).
Motor Vehicle (DMV) Power of Attorney – Required to be completed and provided to the DMV in order to allow another person to transfer a title or register a vehicle.
Real Estate (Property) Power of Attorney – For use in situations specific to residential and/or commercial property.
Revocation of Power of Attorney – Terminates any power of attorney arrangements currently in effect.
State Tax Filing Power of Attorney (Form TC-737) – Gives a tax representative the legal permission to handle and file one’s taxes. It is important to complete this form due to the sensitive information found inside one’s tax information (their SSN, for example).
Download – Adobe PDF
Laws & Signing Requirements
- Utah Power of Attorney Laws – Title 75, Chapter 9 and Title 75, Chapter 2a
- State Definition of Power of Attorney (§ 75-9-102(7)) – “means a writing or other record that grants authority to an agent to act in the place of the principal, whether or not the term power of attorney is used.”
- State Definition of Advance Health Care Directive (§ 75-2a-103(2)) – “(a) includes: (i) a designation of an agent to make health care decisions for an adult when the adult cannot make or communicate health care decisions; or (ii) an expression of preferences about health care decisions; (b) may take one of the following forms: (i) a written document, voluntarily executed by an adult in accordance with the requirements of this chapter; or (ii) a witnessed oral statement, made in accordance with the requirements of this chapter; and (c) does not include a life with dignity order.”
- Signing Requirements