Ohio Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form BMV 3771)
If a motor vehicle owner wishes to enact a Ohio Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney (Form BMV 3771), it must be filed with the Ohio Department of Pubic Safety, Bureau of Motor Vehicles. This document informs the Bureau of the motor vehicle owner’s desire to elect an Attorney-in-Fact to make and execute the assignment of or application for their Certificate of Title. Moreover, it grants the Attorney-in-Fact the “full authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever, requisite, necessary and proper to be done” that the motor vehicle owner would do to complete either act themselves.
State Laws & Signing Requirements
State Laws – Ohio Uniform Commercial Code
Signing Requirements – The Ohio Department of Pubic Safety, Bureau of Motor Vehicles requires that the motor vehicle owner signs the form before a Notary Public, who must also sign their name to the form.