Alabama Power of Attorney Forms


The Alabama power of attorney form allows residents to elect someone else to act in their presence to take care of medical and financial matters on their behalf. Depending on the type, the document will most likely need to be signed in the presence of a notary public. After the form has been authorized it needs to be kept by the agent authorized to act in the presence of the principal. The form is required to be shown every time the designation is used.

LawsTitle 26, Chapter 1A (Alabama Uniform Power of Attorney Act)

By Type

Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney – For financial purposes only and remains in effect if the principal should not be mentally able to think for themselves.


General (Financial) Power of Attorney – For financial purposes only and does not remain in effect if the principal should not be able to mentally think for themselves.


Limited (Special) Power of Attorney – For any type of financial designation that is only for a limited time period or for a specific use.


Medical Power of Attorney (Advance Directive) – To handle the health care decisions for someone else only if they can no longer think for themselves.


Minor Child Power of Attorney – To have guardianship right to a child under the age of nineteen (19) years old.

  • Download: Adobe PDF
  • Signing Requirements: Notary Public

Real Estate Power of Attorney – To elect someone else to handle the buying, selling, or leasing of property on someone else’s behalf. Most common for real estate closings.


State Tax Power of Attorney – To have an accountant or attorney prepare and file taxes on behalf of a resident taxpayer in Alabama.

  • Download: Adobe PDF
  • Signing Requirements: None

Vehicle Power of Attorney – Electing someone to sell or register a vehicle with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

  • Download: Adobe PDF
  • Signing Requirements: Notary Public