Power of attorney (POA) is the legal authority to make important decisions on behalf of another person. A power of attorney form is the document that gives this authority.
The “principal” is the person assigning the power, and the “agent” is the person chosen to make decisions.
There are several types of power of attorney that you can use to have someone make decisions about your property, health, or finances.
Find your Montana (MT) power of attorney form by type below.
Montana (MT) Power of Attorney Documents
How to Get Power of Attorney in Montana
To set up a power of attorney, both the agent and principal complete and sign a power of attorney form. If you can’t physically sign, Montana law allows you to direct someone else to sign for you in your presence.
Montana POAs are regulated by the Uniform Power of Attorney Act. This act doesn’t apply to powers of attorney for health care decisions, which must be created according to Title 50, Chapter 9, Part 1 of the Montana Code.
All forms on this page are compliant with the related Montana laws.
Montana POA Requirements
To be legally binding in MT, your power of attorney must be completed according to the Uniform Power of Attorney Act. Make sure your POA contains the following information:
- The name, full contact information, and signature of the principal and agent(s)
- The date the document is created
- Clear language describing what actions the agent may take on the principal’s behalf
- When the agent’s powers begin and end
- The signature of a notary public
In Montana, powers of attorney are presumed durable unless the document specifically states that the power of attorney will be terminated if you become incapacitated.
If you have previously executed a power of attorney form, make sure you indicate whether the new power of attorney revokes the powers of the previous one.