A power of attorney is a document that gives an individual (the “agent”) the legal authority to act on behalf of someone else (the “principal”). This authority can be given over finance, property, or medical decisions.
The power of attorney form that you use must comply with state laws.
In Mississippi (MS), you have several types of power of attorney to choose from. Find your power of attorney by type and use below.
Mississippi (MS) Power of Attorney Documents
Mississippi Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney
This power of attorney form allows your agent to make decisions or sign on your behalf when making transactions regarding motor vehicles. This document is sometimes called a DMV power of attorney and is in place for a limited period of time.
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How to Get Power of Attorney in Mississippi
To set up a power of attorney, both the agent and principal fill out and sign a power of attorney form.
The Mississippi Uniform Power of Attorney Act regulates powers of attorney for financial matters. Powers of attorney for health care decisions (Mississippi medical power of attorney) must be completed according to the Mississippi Code §41-41-203 to §41-41-229.
All of the forms on this page comply with the relevant section of Mississippi law.
Mississippi Power of Attorney Requirements
To be legally valid in MS, make sure your power of attorney form contains the following information:
- The name and contact information of both the principal and agent(s)
- The date of execution
- What powers are granted to the agent(s)
- When the agent’s powers begin and end
- Signatures of the principal, agent, and notary
If applicable, you should indicate whether previous powers of attorney are revoked by the newer version.
If you don’t include a start date, the power of attorney will be effective immediately when the form is signed. Additionally, if you don’t specifically state that the power of attorney is revoked upon your incapacitation, the power of attorney will be presumed durable.