North Carolina Limited (Special) Power of Attorney Form
The North Carolina Limited (Special) Power of Attorney is a form that clarifies in legally-binding terms where an Agent’s powers start and end. An Agent is the terminology used to describe an individual or entity who has agreed to act on behalf of the individual who requires a Power of Attorney (the Principal). An Agent to a Limited Power of Attorney must appreciate that they will not be granted sweeping powers to carry out transactions for the Principal, but rather, will be granted limited powers to act.
State Laws & Signing Requirements
State Laws – North Carolina Uniform Power of Attorney Act
Signing Requirements (§ 32C-1-105) – State law mandates that a Power of Attorney must be:
- Signed by the Principal (or by another individual they direct to sign the form on their behalf, so long as this is completed their conscious presence), and
- Acknowledged before a Notary Public or another individual legally authorized to take lawful acknowledgements.