Power of attorney is the legal authority to manage another person’s property, finances, or medical affairs. You can use a power of attorney form to give someone this authority.
The “principal” is the person granting the powers, and the “agent” is the person acting on the principal’s behalf. For your document to be legally-binding, it must comply with Arizona state laws.
Choose one or more of the following types of powers of attorney depending on what kind of authority you want to give your agent and when you want the document to take effect.
Arizona (AZ) Power of Attorney Documents
Arizona DMV Power of Attorney
A DMV power of attorney, also known in Arizona as an AZ MVD power of attorney, is a type of POA that authorizes another person or entity to represent you legally in matters relating to your vehicles, including mobile homes and watercraft.
Download: Adobe PDF
Arizona Power of Attorney Form 285 (Tax)
With this tax power of attorney, an individual may authorize an agent to represent them in issues relating to tax payments, including filing taxes or accessing confidential tax-related information.
Download: Adobe PDF
Arizona Power of Attorney Delegating Parental Powers
With a power of attorney delegating parenting powers, a parent can nominate an agent to make decisions relating to the child’s welfare for a limited period.
Download: Form and instructions available on the Superior Court of Arizona website
How Do I Get Power of Attorney in Arizona?
To set up power of attorney, both the principal and agent complete and sign a power of attorney form.
A.R.S. §14-5501 regulates durable powers of attorney in the state of Arizona. The forms on this page are compliant with this section of Arizona Revised Statutes.
Arizona POA Requirements
For a power of attorney to be legally binding in the state of Arizona, the document must meet the following requirements:
- The POA document must list the:
- name and signature of the principal
- name of the agent(s)
- date of the agreement
- powers granted
- when the powers begin and end
- The POA document must be signed by the principal and a witness in the presence of a notary public. The agent’s spouse or child or the agent themself cannot serve as the witness.
- If the POA involves a real estate transfer, it must be recorded at the county recorder’s office for the public record, in accordance with A.R.S. §33-411.01.
Arizona Revocation of Power of Attorney
A revocation of power of attorney withdraws the power of attorney you previously granted to an agent.