Washington County General Durable Power of Attorney Form (Maine)

All Washington County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:

Durable General Power of Attorney Form

Washington County Durable General Power of Attorney Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Washington County compliant document last validated/updated 5/6/2024

Power of Attorney Guidelines

Washington County Power of Attorney Guidelines

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Washington County compliant document last validated/updated 4/2/2024

Completed Example of the Power of Attorney Document

Washington County Completed Example of the Power of Attorney Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Washington County compliant document last validated/updated 5/20/2024

Agents Certification Form §5-951

Washington County Agents Certification Form §5-951

Fill in the blank form often required by third parties.
Included Washington County compliant document last validated/updated 3/12/2024

When using these General Durable Power of Attorney forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Washington County. The executed documents should then be recorded in one of the following offices:

Registry of Deeds

85 Court St / PO Box 297, Machias, Maine 04654

Hours: 8:00 to 4:00 Monday through Friday

Phone: (207) 255-6512

Local jurisdictions located in Washington County include:

  • Addison
  • Baileyville
  • Beals
  • Brookton
  • Calais
  • Cherryfield
  • Columbia Falls
  • Cutler
  • Danforth
  • Dennysville
  • East Machias
  • Eastport
  • Grand Lake Stream
  • Harrington
  • Jonesboro
  • Jonesport
  • Lambert Lake
  • Lubec
  • Machias
  • Machiasport
  • Meddybemps
  • Milbridge
  • Pembroke
  • Perry
  • Princeton
  • Robbinston
  • Steuben
  • Topsfield
  • Vanceboro
  • Waite
  • Wesley
  • Whiting

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Forms are NOT emailed to you. Immediately after you submit payment, the Washington County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be sent to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance.

What does "validated/updated" mean?

This indicates the most recent date when at least one of the following occurred:

  • Updated: The document was updated or changed to remain compliant.
  • Validated: The document was examined by an attorney or staff, or it was successfully recorded in Washington County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Washington County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Washington County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Can the General Durable Power of Attorney forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Washington County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Washington County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Maine or Washington County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Washington County General Durable Power of Attorney forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I have to enter all of my property information online?

No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.

Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?

Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

This form is formatted under the Maine Uniform Power of Attorney Act.
A durable power of attorney is NOT valid unless it contains these notices
1. Notice to the Principal
2. Notice to the Agent

General Authority can be granted to any or all as defined by Maine POA Statutes.
1. Real Property as defined in Section 5-934
2. Tangible Personal Property as defined in Section 5-935
Stocks and Bonds as defined in Section 5-936
4. Commodities and Options as defined in Section 5-937
5. Banks and Other Financial Institutions as defined in Section 5-938
6. Operation of Entity or Business as defined in Section 5-939
7. Insurance and Annuities as defined in Section 5-940
8. Estates, Trusts, and Other Beneficial Interests as defined in Section 5-941

Specific Authority is optional, can be granted to any or all as defined by 5-931.
(1). Create, amend, revoke or terminate an inter vivos trust;
(2). Make a gift;
(3). Create or change rights of survivorship;
(4). Create or change a beneficiary designation;
(5). Delegate authority granted under the power of attorney;
(6). Waive the principal's right to be a beneficiary of a joint and survivor annuity, including a survivor benefit under a retirement plan;

1. (Signed by principal; acknowledged.
A power of attorney must be signed by the principal or in the principal's conscious presence by another individual directed by the principal to sign the principal's name on the power of attorney. A signature on a power of attorney is presumed to be genuine if the principal acknowledges the signature before a notary public or other individual authorized by law to take acknowledgments. A power of attorney under this Part is not valid unless it is acknowledged before a notary public or other individual authorized by law to take acknowledgments.) 5-905(1). Execution of power of attorney

(Maine GDPOA Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example) For use in Maine only.

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