An Alabama motor vehicle power of attorney (Form MVT 5-13) is a legal document enabling an individual, known as the principal, to grant authority to another person, referred to as the agent or attorney-in-fact, to handle specific vehicle-related matters on their behalf. This form authorizes vehicle registration, title applications, IFTA transactions, license plate purchasing and registering.
The authorized powers apply to one vehicle, as detailed in the document. After filling out all the required fields, the form must be signed by the parties involved and presented to the Alabama Department of Revenue – Motor Vehicle Division.
Signing Requirements: Vehicle owner(s) and attorney-in-fact.
Notarization & Witnesses: Notary public (§ 26-1A-105).
Alabama Secure Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney | Form MVT 8-4
Use it when a vehicle's title, held by the lienholder, has been lost. You can appoint an agent to obtain a duplicate title in the absence of the original.