A Texas power of attorney is a form used in the event you would need someone to act as your agent and take care of your matters when you can’t do so yourself. For instance, if you wish to have a representative that will do the tax paperwork for you in Texas, you can appoint one by filling out a specific POA form.
Below, you can download various power of attorney forms tailored by a professional attorney for different purposes and situations. The State of Texas provides several POA forms: a Statutory Durable Power of Attorney, a Designation of Health Care Agent form, form VTR-271 for vehicles, and Limited Power of Attorney form 01-137 for taxes.
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Durable power of attorney form is a Texas POA type for financial decisions only that remains in effect even after the person who created it becomes incapacitated (due to a mental or physical illness or disability, chronic use of drugs, or other causes).
|Also Known As||Texas DPOA|
|Download||PDF Template | Statutory Form (DOC)|
General power of attorney form can be used to select a member of the family or a trustworthy friend to manage your financial matters. This form would become inactive in the event you were to become incapable of making decisions.
|Also Known As||Generic Financial POA|
Child power of attorney form can be used by a parent to establish a guardian who is able to take care of their child while they are away. There is a similar statutory form in Texas you can use – Declaration of Appointment of Guardian for My Children in the Event of My Death or Incapacity.
|Also Known As||Minor POA|
|Signing Requirements||Notary (Sec. 34.004)|
|Download||PDF Template | Form 2638 – Nonparent Authorization|
Real estate power of attorney is an official document that allows you to specify who can make decisions regarding real estate on your behalf. That might include care, sale, refinancing, rent, or leasing of the real estate.
|Also Known As||Limited Real Estate POA|
State tax power of attorney (Form 01-137) is used if you need an accountant to represent you in matters going through the Texas Comptroller. By filling out the form, you are permitting your agent the authority to attain and read your tax records and file state taxes for you.
|Also Known As||Texas Comptroller POA|
|Download||Form 01-137 | Form 10-341 (For Oil and Gas Refunds)|
|Also Known As||DMV POA|
|Signing Requirements||Grantor Only|
|Download||PDF Template | Form VTR-271 (for Eligible Motor Vehicle Transactions)|
Revocation power of attorney form is usually used if you want to eliminate the agent’s right to act on your behalf. Provide all your agents with a signed copy of this form to notify them about the POA termination.
|Also Known As||POA Termination Form|
|Signing Requirements||Notarization is Advised|