Power of attorney (POA) is the legal authority to make financial, business, or medical decisions on behalf of another person. It’s also the name of the document that gives this authority.
The person assigning power of attorney is the “principal” and the person chosen to make decisions is the “agent.”
A power of attorney form must comply with state laws. Find your free Utah (UT) power of attorney form by type below.
Utah (UT) Power of Attorney Documents
Utah Power of Attorney for Minor Child
You may appoint another person to take temporary parental responsibility for a child aged younger than 18 using a Utah parental power of attorney.
How to Get Power of Attorney in Utah
To set up a power of attorney, both the agent and principal fill out and sign a power of attorney form.
Your power of attorney for financial affairs must be created in accordance with the Utah Uniform Power of Attorney Act.
All the forms provided on this page meet Utah state requirements.
Utah Power of Attorney Requirements
To be legally binding, the Uniform Power of Attorney Act mandates that powers of attorney enacted in Utah must meet the following requirements:
- The POA form must contain the following information:
- The name and contact information of the principal and agent(s)
- Clear and specific language describing what powers are granted to the agent
- When the agent’s powers begin and end
- The date of execution
- Signatures of the principal and agent
- The principal must acknowledge their signature on the document in front of a notary public.
Note that if you don’t include an end date or condition for the agent’s powers, your power of attorney will be presumed durable, meaning the agent’s powers will still be active if you become incapacitated.