A power of attorney is a legal document that gives someone else the rights that you would otherwise have to make decisions for you. You are the principal granting the powers, and the person who receives these powers is called your agent.
In Alaska (AK), a power of attorney form is also sometimes referred to as a statutory power of attorney.
Alaska law sets out how you create a power of attorney by statute, and a different code section defines each type of POA. The duties of an agent in a general power of attorney, for example, are defined by AS 13.26.610.
Each type of power of attorney has a slightly different goal and role. Choose those that meet your needs.
Alaska (AK) Power of Attorney Documents
Alaska DMV Power of Attorney
You can also create a power of attorney just for the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Alaska. An official Alaska state DMV POA will allow someone else to sign documents on your behalf related to:
- Purchasing a vehicle
- Selling a vehicle
- Applying for a title or registration, and
- Transferring vehicle ownership.
How to Get Power of Attorney in Alaska
To be legally valid in Alaska, your power of attorney form must be completed according to the requirements in Section 13.26.600 of the Alaska Statutes.
Once you and your agent fill out your power of attorney form, sign the form, and acknowledge your signature in front of a notary public, it will become legally binding. If you’re unable to sign, you can direct someone else to sign for you in the presence of the notary.
All the forms on this page comply with this section of the Alaska Statutes.
Alaska Power of Attorney Requirements
Ensure your power of attorney meets all the requirements outlined in the Alaska Statutes (AS §13.26.600-13.26.645).
- The power of attorney form must contain the following information:
- The name and address of the principal and agent(s)
- The date of execution and the principal’s signature
- What powers are given to the agent
- When the agent’s powers start and end
- If you assign multiple agents, the form must indicate whether they should act jointly or separately to make decisions
- The POA form must be acknowledged before a notary public
If you don’t state that the power of attorney is durable, it will be automatically revoked if you become incapacitated.