How to Execute a Deed by Power of Attorney

Obtain the original power of attorney. The agent must have possession of the original power of attorney form in order to undertake his duties. Typically when a person grants a financial power of attorney to an agent, the agent receives an original copy of the financial power of attorney at that time.

Prepare the deed form itself. The deed is prepared in the same manner whether or not a power of attorney is being utilized. A deed form can be obtained from the local register of deeds office, or from an office supply store that trades in commonly used forms.

Execute the deed. In executing the deed by power of attorney, the standard way of signing the document is:

Jane Doe, POA for Robert Doe

Attach a copy of the financial power of attorney document to the deed. Most registers of deeds want a copy of the power of attorney itself appended to the deed in the event there are any questions in regard to the manner in which the deed was executed.


  • "Powers of Attorney Simplified;" Daniel Sitarz; 2007
  • Lectric Law Library: Power of Attorney
  • "The Real Estate Investor's Handbook: The Complete Guide for the Individual Investor;" Steven D. Fisher; 2006


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