Virginia Limited Power of Attorney Form

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A Virginia limited power of attorney empowers an authorized person (the “agent”) to represent a principal in a restricted capacity. The tasks assigned by the principal are singular, meaning that they do not occur more than once. For instance, an agent may have to sell a piece of personal property for a principal. After the sale happens, the limited power of attorney ends, and the agent no longer has authority. Instead, durable and advance directive forms are used for long-term, reoccurring decision-making powers.



A limited power of attorney can go into effect on a date in the future (instead of on the day it is written). However, the exact day that an agent will be granted power must be specified in the form. The principal can also set an expiration date so that the agent has a timeline to complete the duties. If the principal becomes unable to make decisions on their own, the form immediately ends, regardless of the agreed-upon dates (§ 64.2-1607).

Signing requirements (§ 64.2-1603) – Notarization.