Form HSMV82053 "Power of Attorney for a Motor Vehicle, Mobile Home, Vessel or Vessel With Trailer" - Florida

What Is Form HSMV 82053?

Form HSMV 82053, Power of Attorney for a Motor Vehicle, Mobile Home or Vessel, is a legal document used by an owner of one of the listed items to let another person handle various responsibilities on their behalf, for instance, applying for a certificate of title or selling property. This document outlines the manner in which the attorney-in-fact may sign documents and conduct business on the principal's behalf.

This form was released by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Division of Motorist Services. The latest version of the form was issued on June 16, 2022, with all previous editions obsolete. You can download a fillable HSMV 82053 Form through the link below.

Use Form HSMV 82053 when an item is exempt from odometer disclosure requirements - it is 10 years old or older, it is not self-propelled, or has a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 16,000 pounds. In other cases, you are required to fill out Form HSMV 82995, Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney/Odometer Disclosure. This form may only be obtained from a vehicle dealership but a sample of the form may be found through the link provided above.

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Form HSMV 82053 Instructions

Provide the following details in FL Form HSMV 82053:

  1. Write down the date of signing the form.
  2. State the full name of the individual appointed to be the attorney-in-fact. This individual will be able to apply for an original certificate of title or file papers for a duplicate title, register and transfer this title, and record liens to the vehicle, boat, or mobile home. When the form is completed, your attorney-in-fact will sign the documents on your behalf and do all things necessary as you could do if you personally present.
  3. Describe your item. Check the appropriate box - "motor vehicle," "mobile home," or "vessel." State its year, make or manufacturer, body type, and the title number. If you give a power of attorney for a vehicle or vessel, add its identification number.
  4. Confirm you have read the document and that the statements in the form are true. Sign the form and write down your full name. You are also required to state your driver's license number, identification card number, or Federal Employer Identification Number. Indicate your date of birth and actual address. The form also allows a second owner to provide the same details if the item is owned by two individuals.

Who Can Execute HSMV 82053?

You may authorize any individual to act on your behalf in a transaction that involves motor vehicles, watercraft, or mobile homes. An attorney-in-fact will perform any necessary actions with your property using Form HSMV 82053. This fiduciary does not have to practice law to be able to represent your interests regarding the vehicle, vessel, or mobile home described in the power of attorney - you are free to appoint anyone as your representative, even your family members, as long as the document is properly completed and signed. However, the chosen individual is required to keep a fiduciary duty - the best interest of the owner must be upheld.

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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY SAFETY AND MOTOR VEHICLES
POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE, MOBILE HOME, VESSEL or VESSEL with TRAILER
Please submit this form to your local tax collector office or license plate agent.
http://www.flhsmv.gov/locations/
As of today, ___/___/_____, I/we hereby name and appoint, _________________________________,
(Full Legibly Printed Name is Required)
to be my/our lawful attorney-in-fact to act for me/us, in applying for an original or duplicate certificate of
title, to register, transfer title, or record a lien to the motor vehicle, mobile home, vessel, or vessel with a
trailer described below, and to print my/our name and sign their name, in my/our behalf. My attorney-in-
fact can also do all things necessary to the application or any other related instrument and to bind me/us
in as sufficient a manner as I/we or myself/ourselves could do, were I/we personally present and signing
the same.
With full power of substitution and revocation, I/we hereby ratify and confirm whatever my/our said
attorney-in-fact may lawfully do or cause to be done in the virtue hereof.
Please check only one of the following options:
Motor Vehicle
Mobile Home
Vessel
Vessel with an Untitled Trailer
Vessel with a Titled Trailer
(Trailers less than 2,000 pounds)
(Trailers 2,000 pounds or more)
Body
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)/
Year
Make/Manufacturer
Title Number
Type
Hull Identification Number (HIN)
NOTICE TO OWNER(S): Please complete this form in its entirety prior to signing.
Under penalties of perjury, I/we declare that I/we have read the foregoing document and that the
facts stated in it are true.
Legibly Printed Name of Owner (“Grantor”)
Signature of Owner (“Grantor”)
Driver License, Identification Card or FEID Number of Owner
Date of Birth of Owner, if applicable
Owner’s Address
City
State
Zip Code
Legibly Printed Name of Co-Owner (“Grantor”), if applicable
Signature of Co-Owner (“Grantor”)
Driver License, Identification Card or FEID Number of Co-Owner
Date of Birth of Co-Owner, if applicable
Co-Owner’s Address
City
State
Zip Code
This non-secure power of attorney form may be used when an individual or entity appointed as the attorney-in-
fact will be completing the odometer disclosure statement as the buyer only or the seller only. However, this
form cannot be used to allow an individual or entity (such as a dealership) to sign as both buyer and seller for
the purpose of disclosing the odometer reading. This may be accomplished only with the secure power of
attorney (HSMV 82995) when:
(a)
the title is physically being held by the lienholder; or
(b)
the title is lost.
A licensed dealer and his/her employees are considered a single entity. The Owner and/or Co-owner must be the
same for ALL vehicles, mobile homes, vessels, or vessels with a trailer listed above.
HSMV 82053 (Rev. 06/16/22)
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY SAFETY AND MOTOR VEHICLES
POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE, MOBILE HOME, VESSEL or VESSEL with TRAILER
Please submit this form to your local tax collector office or license plate agent.
http://www.flhsmv.gov/locations/
As of today, ___/___/_____, I/we hereby name and appoint, _________________________________,
(Full Legibly Printed Name is Required)
to be my/our lawful attorney-in-fact to act for me/us, in applying for an original or duplicate certificate of
title, to register, transfer title, or record a lien to the motor vehicle, mobile home, vessel, or vessel with a
trailer described below, and to print my/our name and sign their name, in my/our behalf. My attorney-in-
fact can also do all things necessary to the application or any other related instrument and to bind me/us
in as sufficient a manner as I/we or myself/ourselves could do, were I/we personally present and signing
the same.
With full power of substitution and revocation, I/we hereby ratify and confirm whatever my/our said
attorney-in-fact may lawfully do or cause to be done in the virtue hereof.
Please check only one of the following options:
Motor Vehicle
Mobile Home
Vessel
Vessel with an Untitled Trailer
Vessel with a Titled Trailer
(Trailers less than 2,000 pounds)
(Trailers 2,000 pounds or more)
Body
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)/
Year
Make/Manufacturer
Title Number
Type
Hull Identification Number (HIN)
NOTICE TO OWNER(S): Please complete this form in its entirety prior to signing.
Under penalties of perjury, I/we declare that I/we have read the foregoing document and that the
facts stated in it are true.
Legibly Printed Name of Owner (“Grantor”)
Signature of Owner (“Grantor”)
Driver License, Identification Card or FEID Number of Owner
Date of Birth of Owner, if applicable
Owner’s Address
City
State
Zip Code
Legibly Printed Name of Co-Owner (“Grantor”), if applicable
Signature of Co-Owner (“Grantor”)
Driver License, Identification Card or FEID Number of Co-Owner
Date of Birth of Co-Owner, if applicable
Co-Owner’s Address
City
State
Zip Code
This non-secure power of attorney form may be used when an individual or entity appointed as the attorney-in-
fact will be completing the odometer disclosure statement as the buyer only or the seller only. However, this
form cannot be used to allow an individual or entity (such as a dealership) to sign as both buyer and seller for
the purpose of disclosing the odometer reading. This may be accomplished only with the secure power of
attorney (HSMV 82995) when:
(a)
the title is physically being held by the lienholder; or
(b)
the title is lost.
A licensed dealer and his/her employees are considered a single entity. The Owner and/or Co-owner must be the
same for ALL vehicles, mobile homes, vessels, or vessels with a trailer listed above.
HSMV 82053 (Rev. 06/16/22)