The North Dakota Power of Attorney form is a simple, yet powerful document that allows a person to transfer their decision-making authority to someone whom they trust. In these situations, the person who conveys their authority is known as the Principal, while the person who will act as their representative is known as their Agent. A power of attorney document comes in various forms, and each works to achieve a different task. For example, power of attorney documents can cover real estate transactions, vehicle registration, and tax preparations but can also cover things like care over minor children, healthcare decisions, and finances. In North Dakota, all power of attorney documents must conform to Title 30.1 of the North Dakota Century Code, which requires all power of attorney forms to be signed by the Principal, and either witnessed or notarized according to each document's requirements. Additionally, these documents must remain true to the statutory form as described by the state.
The first piece of information that a Principal must provide in order to complete a North Dakota Power of Attorney is his or her first and last name, along with his or her complete address of residence. Next, the Agent's information will be provided by listing his or her first and last name, address of residence, and contact number. If the Principal wishes to have an alternate Agent in case the first one is unavailable or unable to complete the necessary tasks, his or her information may also be listed. Next, the Agent's responsibilities will be listed along with any special instructions that the Principal may have. Finally, the Principal will sign the document and have it witnessed or notarized according to the state's requirements.