Pennsylvania Limited (Special) Power of Attorney Form


If placing limitations on the ability of their Attorney-in-Fact is of importance to a Principal, it is in their best interests to enact a Pennsylvania Limited (Special) Power of Attorney. The reason being is that this legal document includes provisions that meet this exact purpose. That is, a Limited Power of Attorney has legally-binding clauses that work to ensure the Attorney-in-Fact that a Principal nominates to act on their behalf can only assert the decision making powers they have been been bestowed in the specific ways the Principal wants them to.

State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Powers of Attorney

Signing Requirements (§ 5601(b)) – A Limited Power of Attorney will only be considered valid in Pennsylvania once the following actions have been completed:

  • The Principal signs the form: Signature or mark are both acceptable,
  • Witnesses witness the signing: Two (2) witnesses are necessary,
  • A Notary Public provides acknowledgement, and
  • The Principal signs the notice stated in § 5601(c), of which much appear at the start of the POA document.