Power of attorney is the legal authority to make decisions for someone else. It’s also the name of the document that grants this power.
Use a power of attorney form to allow somebody else to act legally on your behalf for medical, business, legal, real estate, or tax issues.
The person assigning power of attorney is the “principal” and the person chosen to make decisions is the “agent.”
Find your Massachusetts (MA) power of attorney form by type below.
Massachusetts (MA) Power of Attorney Documents
Massachusetts Real Estate Power of Attorney
To ensure that your agent may act on your behalf only in decisions and transactions associated with your property, you should set up a limited power of attorney known as a real estate power of attorney.
Download: MS Word (.docx) or Adobe PDF
Massachusetts Department of Revenue Power of Attorney
You may use a department of revenue power of attorney to nominate a third party to represent you in your tax affairs, including filing taxes.
Download: Adobe PDF
How to Get Power of Attorney in Massachusetts
To set up a power of attorney, both parties (the agent and principal) fill out and sign a power of attorney form.
MGL c.190B § 5 regulates durable powers of attorney in Massachusetts. The forms on this page are compliant with this section of the Massachusetts General Laws.
Massachusetts POA Requirements
For a power of attorney to be legally binding in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the document must meet the following requirements:
- The POA document must list the following:
- name, SSN, and address of the principal
- name and full contact information of the agent(s)
- date of the agreement
- specific powers you wish to include or exclude (if any)
- when the powers begin and end
- Witness Requirements: The POA document must be signed by the principal, a notary public, or two disinterested witnesses.