Free Illinois Power of Attorney Forms

An Illinois power of attorney is a document used for appointing a representative for various needs and matters. For example, if you have an apartment and want to sell it while you are out of town, but you have an agent you trust, you can sign a specific POA form to grant the authority to your agent.

In our guide below, you can find the basic info regarding all types of POA forms that Illinois residents use, along with the legal peculiarities and proper templates. Besides standard PDF templates, you will also see the state forms: a Statutory Durable Power of Attorney, POA for Health Care of a Minor Dependent, Form RT-5 for vehicles, and Form IL-2848 for tax matters.

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Durable power of attorney is a legal form that a signatory in Illinois can sign to appoint an agent for financial matters who will act instead of the signatory if they become incapacitated. The form is valid only in the time of the signatory’s incapacity, not when the principal who had signed it is dead or in sound mind.

Also Known As Illinois DPOA
Signing Requirements Notary Public and One (1) Witness
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Medical power of attorney allows you to officially select someone who will be responsible for making decisions about your health care in case you are incapable (for instance, if you are in a coma).

Also Known As Health Care POA or MPOA
Signing Requirements One (1) Witness
Download PDF Template | Power of Attorney for Health Care

General power of attorney is a legal document that you sign to let someone else manage your funds and estate. For instance, by this form, you may grant this right to your spouse or child. The document has limited validity: it works only until you either pass away or become incapacitated.

Also Known As Generic Financial POA
Signing Requirements Notary Public and One (1) Witness
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Limited power of attorney is a legal paper you may prepare if you need to transmit only certain (which is where the name “limited” comes from) powers to somebody. For instance, if you need to sell something valuable that belongs to you while you are out of the country, you can delegate it to your representative using this form.

Also Known As Special POA
Signing Requirements Notary Public and One (1) Witness
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Child power of attorney is a form commonly used by parents in Illinois when they need to leave for a while and appoint a temporary guardian for their kids. In Illinois, the form is also referred to as the POA for Health Care of a Minor Dependent.

Also Known As Minor POA
Signing Requirements One (1) Witness
Download PDF Template | Power of Attorney for Health Care of a Minor Dependent

Real estate power of attorney is a document Illinois residents use if they want to appoint an agent for their real properties management. Among the actions that principals can assign to agents in this POA are selling, renting, leasing, purchasing, and other operations.

Also Known As Limited Real Estate POA
Signing Requirements Notary Public and One (1) Witness
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State tax power of attorney (Form IL-2848 in Illinois) gives an adult an opportunity to assign their accountant or agent to complete all operations related to taxes and communicate with the Illinois Department of Revenue.

Also Known As Tax POA
Signing Requirements Either Notary Public and Two (2) Witnesses or Just Two (2) Witnesses: Depends on the Agent
Download Form IL-2848

Vehicle power of attorney, or Form RT-5 in Illinois, can grant an agent various powers regarding a principal’s vehicle: transfer interest in the vehicle, register it, and some other actions. The agent appointed by this form also can interact on behalf of the principal with the Illinois Secretary of State (where the official form comes from).

Also Known As DMV POA
Signing Requirements Vehicle Owner Only
Download PDF Template | Form RT-5 / Secretary of State Power of Attorney

Revocation power of attorney is a form that a principal must create and sign if they realized that they want to cancel their previous POAs. The revocation form should be made for every POA form that the principal wants to eliminate. Also, revocation forms must be sent to agents for their information.

Also Known As POA Termination Form
Signing Requirements Notarization is Recommended
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Published: Oct 1, 2020
Mara Erlach
Mara Erlach
Writer & Attorney
Mara has been practicing estate planning and trust law in California since 2003, taking pride in helping clients of all backgrounds and asset profiles form a complete and customized estate plan. Her specialties are: estate planning, wills and trusts, trust and probate administration.