North Carolina Revocation of Power of Attorney Form

The North Carolina Revocation of Power of Attorney is a document that complies with the requirements set out by state law on the matter of revoking a Power of Attorney (POA). As detailed by § 32C-1-110, the way in which a Principal may revoke a POA depends on whether it was registered in a state office of the register of deeds. If so, the Power of Attorney must “be revoked by registration in that office by an instrument of revocation.” Whereas, if the POA was not registered, the Principal can either choose to:

a) execute a “written revocatory document” (such as this one) or
b) destroy the POA.

The former choice is preferable as it allows the Principal to retain a formal record of the revocation.

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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.