A power of attorney (POA) is a legal document that 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 South Dakota (SD).
There are different types of power of attorney, so the form you need depends on what the POA is for and when the POA is effective.
Find your South Dakota power of attorney form below.
South Dakota (SD) Power of Attorney Documents
How to Get Power of Attorney in South Dakota
To set up a power of attorney, both the principal and agent fill out and sign a power of attorney form.
Your power of attorney form must be created in accordance with Title 59 of the South Dakota Codified Laws.
All the forms available on this page comply with South Dakota requirements.
South Dakota POA Requirements
According to SDCL §59, a power of attorney form must meet these requirements to be legally valid:
- The POA form must contain the following information:
- The name and address of the principal and agent(s)
- The date of execution
- What powers are granted to the agent
- Any specific limitations on the agent’s power
- When the agent’s powers begin and end
- Signatures of the principal and agent
- The principal must acknowledge their signature on the power of attorney form in front of a notary public
- If the power of attorney is durable, it must contain specific language stating that the agent’s power is not affected by the subsequent disability or incapacity of the principal.