Rhode Island Motor Vehicle (DMV) Power of Attorney Form

If handling all of their own motor vehicle affairs has proven to be too troublesome for an individual, they may wish to make use of a Rhode Island Motor Vehicle (DMV) Power of Attorney. The document provided here makes it easy for a motor vehicle owner to pass the responsibility of handling such affairs to another party they identify in the form (who is referred to as their Attorney-in-Fact). To this end, the owner will need to authorize their Attorney-in-Fact to act on their behalf to complete any tasks they require assistance with. In most instances, these tasks will relate to the title or registration of the respective vehicle.

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State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Rhode Island Short Form Power of Attorney Act

Signing Requirements (§ 18-16-2) – State law dictates that for a Power of Attorney to be lawful, the Principal must sign and acknowledge it. In line with general recommendations given to the Principal of a Power of Attorney, it is highly advised that the Principal signs the Power of Attorney before a Notary Public and two (2) witnesses.