Form VTR-271. Texas Limited Power of Attorney for Eligible Motor Vehicle Transactions
All sections of Limited Power of Attorney for Eligible Motor Vehicle Transactions form (VTR-271) must be filled in correctly in order for this document to be accepted. Original signatures only black or blue ink is required, and no changes are allowed in this form.
This completed and signed form grants the grantee full substitution authority, full authority, and the right to perform every act necessary and proper for the purchase, transfer, and assignment of title to a vehicle described on behalf of the giver. "Full replacement" means that the person who receives this power of attorney can power of attorney by placing another person in his or her place with another power of attorney.
This power of attorney cannot be used in a deal with the dealer to complete the title assignment on the vehicle item to disclose the Federal odometer. Federal law stipulates that a vehicle is subject to odometer disclosure if it is self-driving, less than 10 years old, and has a total vehicle weight of 16,000 pounds or less. In accordance with Federal laws by law, a secure power of attorney to transfer ownership of a vehicle (Texas form VTR-271-A) must be used when the use of a power of attorney is permitted by the applicable rules for a vehicle that is subject to a Federal odometer disclosure of information.
If the power of attorney is used for filing an application for title, initial registration, or a certified copy of the title, the person who granted the right (the person signing the document) this form) and the grant recipient (the person signing the application) must attach a photocopy of their photo ID in the form required by state law.
How to fill out a Limited Power of Attorney Form VTR-271:
1. Identify the parties: First, provide the name of the Grantor of the power of attorney, as well as their address and driver's license number. Then, provide the name of the Agent who will be granted the power of attorney, as well as their address and driver's license number.
2. Describe the vehicle: Next, describe the vehicle or vehicles for which the power of attorney will be granted. This information should include the vehicle identification number (VIN) and the license plate number.
3. State the authority granted: In this section, you should state the specific powers you are granting to the Agent. The limited power of attorney form is only intended for eligible motor vehicle transactions. Be sure to review the eligible transactions before granting authority.
4. Sign the form: Both the Grantor and the Agent must sign and date the form. If the Grantor is unable to sign the form, they may execute a mark instead. The form must be notarized.
5. Submit the form: Once the form is filled out, it can be submitted to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles along with any necessary documentation related to the transaction.
It's important to remember that a limited power of attorney is only valid for a limited time and specific transactions; it does not grant general or ongoing authority. Always read the form carefully and fully understand the authority and limitations being granted before signing.