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Oklahoma Power of Attorney (POA) Form

An Oklahoma Power of Attorney allows you to grant authority to an Agent to handle your affairs and sign documents on your behalf. Find out how to get your customized form online now.

Last Update April 27th, 2022

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Types of Power of Attorney in Oklahoma

There are many types of POA that can be used in Oklahoma to appoint an Agent or Attorney-in-Fact to make decisions and to manage essential financial and/or medical responsibilities for a principal.

The most common kinds of POA available in Oklahoma include the following examples: 

  • Durable:Durable Power of Attorney documents are invaluable tools for individuals planning how their estate will be managed in their old age, or in the event of sudden illness or disability. They allow the Agent to act for the Principal even if they become incapacitated. 

  • Limited: A Limited Power of Attorney lets a Principal grant time-limited powers to an Agent. This is usually to allow the Agent to complete a one-off task such as signing a contract.

  • Medical: Medical Power of Attorney is a durable form of POA that allows a Principal to appoint a person to make medical decisions for them if they become incapacitated

  • Real Estate: Real Estate POAs are specially tailored documents that let Principals grant powers to an Agent for the purposes of managing real estate.

  • Vehicle (DMV): A Vehicle Power of Attorney (or DMV POA) gives an Agent the authority to transfer ownership of a car or motorbike belonging to the Principal and to manage other issues related to cars and other motor vehicles. 

  • Springing: A springing Power of Attorney is a legal instrument that allows you to appoint and give authority to an Agent when certain criteria are met and specific events occur. These will normally become active when the Principal becomes incapacitated and unable to act for themselves.

  • Minor (Child) Power of Attorney: This variety of Power of Attorney allows a Principal to appoint an Agent to take on their legal parental rights for a limited period of time. This could be for work reasons, deployment in the military, or due to an illness. 

  • Tax: A Tax Power of Attorney form enables you to grant authority to an agent to represent you before the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

How to Get a Power of Attorney in Oklahoma

It’s relatively easy to create a Power of Attorney in Oklahoma. This process can be fully handled online using our comprehensive legal document maker. 

When completing the OK POA with our tools, you’ll be guided expertly through each step of the process, so you comply with all the necessary laws in Oklahoma. You’ll then be able to print off and sign the completed document and put it into action.

Another option for getting an Oklahoma Power of Attorney prepared by a local legal office or lawyer. This, however, can take longer and usually turns out more expensive.

Lastly, it is also possible to find printed POA forms you can fill in from Oklahoma government offices such as the OK Tax Commission These just need to be filled in correctly and signed.

Oklahoma Power of Attorney Requirements

In order to make sure your POA is fully valid upon completion and signing, you must make sure that you follow the right steps to prepare your Oklahoma Power of Attorney document before successfully putting it into action. 

To do this you will need to meet the following criteria:

  1. Make sure all the details on the form are correct such as names, addresses, dates, and the powers that are to be granted.

  2. The completed form should be signed by both the Agent and Principal

  3. It is essential that the signing of the document is viewed by 2 witnesses who must also sign the form.

  4. A notary public must also be present at the signing and must sign the document too. 

  5. In the event that the POA will be used to manage real estate, the document must be filed with the county clerk’s office where the property is located 30 days after signing.

In addition to these steps, it is crucial that all the signing parties are legally able to enter into this agreement. This means that they must:

  • Be over 18 years of age.

  • Be mentally competent enough to enter into a contractual agreement.

  • Understand the powers that are being granted.

Lastly, the Agent must be a legal adult or a financial institution with trust powers, a registered place of business within the state and that has the authority to carry out trust business in Oklahoma. They should also be someone that the Principal has full confidence in.

Oklahoma Power of Attorney Sample

Creating and putting a Power of Attorney into action in Oklahoma is a major commitment. It can help to explore an example template first to get a clear idea of what information should be found in your completed document. Our sample Oklahoma Power of Attorney below can help you understand the details included in this legal arrangement a little better.

FAQs About Oklahoma Power of Attorney Forms

It is important to have a good understanding of what Oklahoma Power of Attorney forms can do before filling in your own. Read through our FAQs below to get a better idea of the key information needed as well as any other special considerations.

How Can I Get a Power of Attorney in Oklahoma?

It is possible to create your own Oklahoma Power of Attorney easily online with our easy contract maker. Alternatively, you can find templates for certain types of POA at your local OK Tax Commission office or can pay to have a legal expert draft and complete your document.

Does a Power of Attorney in Oklahoma Need to Be Notarized?

Yes, Oklahoma Powers of Attorney require a notary public to oversee the signing of the document by the Principal and Agent. Additionally, 2 witnesses must also be present when the document is signed in order to legally validate the agreement.

What is the Difference Between a General and a Durable Power of Attorney in Oklahoma?

The big difference between a General Power of Attorney and a Durable Power of Attorney is when the powers can and cannot be used. When you create your Oklahoma Power of Attorney as a General POA, its powers can only be used by the agent until they are withdrawn or the Principal becomes incapacitated.

Durable POAs on the other hand can continue to be used after the Principal is incapacitated. This makes them much better documents for estate planning in later life or to provide for medical necessities.

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