Power of attorney is the legal authority to make decisions for another person, and the name of the document that grants this authority.
If you need somebody else to take care of your affairs, you can use a power of attorney form to make the arrangement legal. The person you appoint (the “agent”) can sign on your behalf and be given the authority to do almost any legal act that you can do.
You can also use this document to ensure choices about your money and health care are made in your best interest if you become “incapacitated” (unable to make your own decisions due to injury or disability).
Find your Colorado (CO) power of attorney form by type below.
Colorado (CO) Power of Attorney Documents
Colorado DMV Power of Attorney
A DMV power of attorney restricts the authority an agent or proxy has to managing a person’s vehicle-related affairs.
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Colorado Power of Attorney for Child
Temporary parental responsibility may be granted to an agent or proxy using an official colorado state power of attorney for a minor child.
Colorado Real Estate Power of Attorney
If you wish to authorize a third party (agent) to manage your property affairs, you may create a real estate power of attorney.
On downloading the POA template below, sign only against the real estate powers you seek to transfer to your agent(s).
Colorado Tax Power of Attorney
If you wish to give a third party the legal power to manage your tax affairs, you may do so with a tax power of attorney.
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How to Get Power of Attorney in Colorado
To set up power of attorney, the agent and the principal sign and date a power of attorney form.
Spouses, companions, and other relatives must request a court proceeding for conservatorship to handle business and financial matters if individuals become incapacitated and do not have valid power of attorney documents. In these situations, the court decides who gets granted the power to handle the affairs.
In Colorado, Part 7 of the Uniform Fiduciaries Law regulates durable powers of attorney. The power of attorney builder as well as all forms and templates on this page comply with Colorado law.
Colorado POA Requirements
These requirements have to be satisfied for a POA to be valid in Colorado:
- The principal must be 18 years of age.
- The 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 principal must acknowledge their signature before a notary or other individuals authorized by the law to take acknowledgments.