An Illinois motor vehicle power of attorney form (Form RT-5) is a legal document that allows an individual (the “principal”) to designate another person (the “attorney-in-fact”) to act on their behalf regarding their motor vehicle, including registration and titling with the Vehicle Services Department.
The attorney-in-fact will have the legal authority to sign the necessary paperwork and perform specific duties related to the vehicle designated on the form, such as buying, selling, or transferring the title. It is essential to communicate clearly with the designated individual and delegate authority only to someone responsible and trustworthy.
Statute: 755 ILCS 45/3-4(d)
Signing Requirements: Principal only.
Notarization & Witnesses: Not required.