Power of attorney forms are legal documents used to choose another person, known as the “agent” or “attorney-in-fact,” to legally make financial or medical decisions for you (the “principal”).
If you plan to leave the country for an extended period of time, or want to prepare for a time when you’re unable to make your own decisions, power of attorney is what you assign to someone you trust to make important financial or medical decisions on your behalf.
There are various types of power of attorney, and requirements vary by state. Find your legally-binding South Carolina (SC) power of attorney form below by type.
South Carolina (SC) Power of Attorney Documents
South Carolina DMV Power of Attorney
You may appoint another person or entity called an agent or proxy to manage your vehicle-related affairs with a legal document called a department of motor vehicles (DMV) power of attorney.
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How to Get Power of Attorney in South Carolina
To set up a power of attorney, both the agent and principal fill out and sign a power of attorney form.
The South Carolina Uniform Power of Attorney Act (§ 62-8) regulates durable powers of attorney in South Carolina. All the forms on this page comply with this chapter of the South Carolina Code of Laws.
South Carolina POA Requirements
Your power of attorney must meet the following requirements in order to be valid in the state of South Carolina:
- The POA document must be in writing, and include the:
- full contact information and signature of the principal
- name and contact information of the agent(s)
- date of the agreement
- powers granted
- when the powers begin and end
- The document must be signed by two witnesses present for the principal’s signature or acknowledgment of the document.
- The POA document must be acknowledged or approved by one of a variety of methods such as: the official seal of a notary public, the official seal of a clerk of court of record, or before a minister, consular official, or ambassador, to name a few. For a full list of accepted methods, reference §30-5-30 of the South Carolina Code of Laws.
How to Revoke a Power of Attorney in South Carolina
A power of attorney may be terminated using a document called a revocation of power of attorney.