The Connecticut Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney form is used when someone wishes to designate authority to another person. This is only valid in the State of Connecticut and in relation to motor vehicles.The form is used to authorize another person to make, complete and sign applications for the registration of a motor vehicle or the certificate of title. The power of attorney can be used to make, complete, and sign other documents, forms, applications as well which may be required by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles in connection to transactions involving a motor vehicle registration or title.
How to Fill the Connecticut Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney
The form is very concise but, it must be read through carefully. The form starts with blanks for the name of the person who is giving the power of attorney and the name of the person to whom the power of attorney is being given. The power of attorney can only be used for the purposes mentioned clearly in the form and nothing else. The form requires signatures from two witnesses along with the date on which the form is being filled. The signatures of the witnesses must be attested in the presence of the principal, i.e. the person who is giving the power of attorney to another. The principal has to write his name and acknowledge that the form is being signed as an act of free will. The form has to be signed by an officer who is authorized to take acknowledgements such as a Notary Public, Justice of Peace, or Commissioner of the Superior Court. The name of the Notary Public or Justice of Peace must be mentioned along with the date on which their commission expires in the blanks provided.
The signing of this power of attorney does not give the agent the authority to perform transactions which are not related to the registration or title of the motor vehicle. The grantor of special power of attorney or the attorney-in-fact may make an application to any Court of Probate for an accounting, as provided in subsection (b) of section 45a-175 of the Connecticut General Statutes.