Power of attorney is the legal authority to act on behalf of another person, and is also the name of the document that grants this authority.
A power of attorney form allows you (the “principal”) to appoint any individual (the “agent” or “attorney-in-fact”) to manage your financial, medical, or other legal affairs.
Power of attorney laws vary by state, so you need to download the power of attorney form specific to Connecticut (CT).
In addition, there are many types of power of attorney. The form you need depends on what the POA is for and when the POA is effective.
Connecticut (CT) Power of Attorney Documents
CT DMV Power of Attorney
If you would prefer a third party to act on your behalf in relation to motor vehicles, you may assign them this authority in a Connecticut DMV power of attorney.
How to get Power of Attorney in Connecticut
To set up a power of attorney in Connecticut, the principal needs to sign the completed power of attorney form in the presence of two witnesses. If you (the principal) are unable to sign, you may direct someone else to sign for you in the presence of your witnesses.
For the form to be valid it must follow the requirements of the Connecticut Uniform Power of Attorney Act.
All forms on this page comply with the relevant Connecticut laws.
Connecticut Power of Attorney Requirements
Your power of attorney form needs to contain all the following information:
- The name and contact information of the principal and the agent(s)
- Clear language describing the agent’s powers
- When the agent’s powers begin and end
- Signatures of the principal, agent, and two witnesses (one of whom may be a notary public)
If your form designates multiple co-agents, you must indicate whether they should act “jointly” (together) or “severally” (separately) to make decisions on your behalf.
The POA is presumed to be durable unless you specify that it terminates upon the incapacity of the principal. Additionally, if you don’t specify a start date for your power of attorney, it will be effective immediately once signed.