Barnstable County General Durable Power of Attorney Forms (Massachusetts)

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General Durable Power of Attorney

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

General Durable Power of Attorney Form

General Durable Power of Attorney Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last reviewed/updated 1/24/2024

Guidelines for Power of Attorney Form

Guidelines for Power of Attorney Form

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last reviewed/updated 3/7/2024

Completed Example of the Power of Attorney Document

Completed Example of the Power of Attorney Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last reviewed/updated 1/26/2024

Agents Certification Form

Agents Certification Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last reviewed/updated 2/7/2024

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Massachusetts or Barnstable 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.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Forms are NOT emailed to you. Immediately after you submit payment, the Barnstable 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 type of files are the forms?

All of our Barnstable 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.

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 Barnstable County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Barnstable County.

Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Barnstable County?

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

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.

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.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

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

Areas Covered by These General Durable Power of Attorney Forms:

  • Barnstable County

Including:

  • Barnstable
  • Brewster
  • Buzzards Bay
  • Cataumet
  • Centerville
  • Chatham
  • Cotuit
  • Cummaquid
  • Dennis
  • Dennis Port
  • East Dennis
  • East Falmouth
  • East Orleans
  • East Sandwich
  • Eastham
  • Falmouth
  • Forestdale
  • Harwich
  • Harwich Port
  • Hyannis
  • Hyannis Port
  • Marstons Mills
  • Mashpee
  • Monument Beach
  • North Chatham
  • North Eastham
  • North Falmouth
  • North Truro
  • Orleans
  • Osterville
  • Pocasset
  • Provincetown
  • Sagamore
  • Sagamore Beach
  • Sandwich
  • Silver Beach
  • South Chatham
  • South Dennis
  • South Harwich
  • South Orleans
  • South Wellfleet
  • South Yarmouth
  • Truro
  • Wellfleet
  • West Barnstable
  • West Chatham
  • West Dennis
  • West Falmouth
  • West Harwich
  • West Hyannisport
  • West Yarmouth
  • Woods Hole
  • Yarmouth Port

What is the Massachusetts General Durable Power of Attorney

This is a Durable General Power of Attorney governed by Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code, M.G.L. c.190B. A power of attorney is considered durable when (a principal, in writing, designates another as his attorney in fact and the writing contains the words, "This power of attorney shall not be affected by subsequent disability or incapacity of the principal", or "This power of attorney shall become effective upon the disability or incapacity of the principal", or similar words showing the intent of the principal that the authority conferred shall continue notwithstanding the subsequent disability or incapacity of the principal.)(MA Gen L ch 201B statute 1, Section 1. (a))

Some of the powers an agent/attorney in fact can perform behalf of the principal, each one can be denied or amended to fit the required needs of the principal.
POWER TO USE FUNDS TO MAINTAIN LIFESTYLE.
BANKING POWERS.
STOCK AND BOND POWERS.
POWER TO ACCESS SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES.
POWER TO COLLECT PROPERTY.
POWER TO BORROW.
REVERSE MORTGAGE POWERS.
HEALTH CARE DECISIONS.
FUNERAL PLANS.
POWER WITH RESPECT TO TAX MATTERS.
BUSINESS INTERESTS.
POWER TO BUY AND SELL.
POWER TO MANAGE &: SUPERVISE PROPERTY.
GOVERNMENTAL ENTITLEMENT POWERS.
POWER TO MAKE GIFTS.
POWER TO USE FUNDS TO MAINTAIN LIFESTYLE AND CARE FOR PETS.
TRUST POWERS.
TO ESTABLISH, FUND, AMEND AND REVOKE TRUSTS.
POWER TO EXERCISE RIGHTS UNDER RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS (OPTIONAL).

Included is a "Massachusetts Agents Certification Form" verifying the principal is alive, has not revoked the power of attorney, agent has authority to act and his/her authority to act has not terminated; often required by third parties when the agent acts.

(Massachusetts General DPOA Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example) For use in Massachusetts only.

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The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Barnstable County recording requirements for formatting. If there's an issue caused by our formatting, we'll make it right and refund your payment.

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