South Carolina Limited (Special) Power of Attorney Form


If a Principal (the party who executes a Power of Attorney) wants to make it known to their Agent (the party who has agreed to represent the Principal) that the authority they will grant them to act on their behalf is exercisable only in special, rather than unlimited circumstances, they should use a South Carolina Limited (Special) Power of Attorney. A Limited Power of Attorney is thus characterized by the precise framework it demands that the Agent must work within when acting on behalf of the Principal. By implication, if the Agent works outside of the framework, they will be in breach of the terms of this legally-binding contract.

State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – South Carolina Uniform Power of Attorney Act

Signing Requirements (§ 62-8-105) – The provisions found in South Carolina Power of Attorney laws mandate that the Limited (Special) Power of Attorney  before two (2) witnesses. They should note that it is necessary for the form to be attested “with the same formality and with the same requirements as to witnesses as a will in South Carolina.”