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Updated June 02, 2022

A Pennsylvania real estate power of attorney is a document that designates an Agent to exercise powers to handle the Principal’s real estate. The Principal may use this document to limit the powers of the Agent in the event of incapacitation or disability. The Agent must use these powers properly, honoring the wishes of the Principal. On completion, this document must be notarized and witnessed by two individuals. The Principal may, at any time, revoke this document by serving notice to the Agent, in writing.


Statutes Chapter 56: Powers of Attorney

Signing Requirements ( 20 Pa. C.S.A. §§ 5601 , 5603 ) – Two (2) Witnesses and Notary Public.

How to Write

Step 1 – Designation of an Agent by the Principal – Enter:

  • The Principal’s full name
  • The Agent’s full name
  • The name of the county where the property is situated

Step 2 –  Property Location

  • Enter the physical address(es) of the property (ies)
  • Attach a legal description of the property
  • The Principal must carefully read and review the paragraphs throughout the document prior to signing. If the Principal is unsure about any part of the document they may wish to consult with a trusted, knowledgeable attorney.

Step 3 –  Signatures -If after careful review of the document, the Principal understands the document, they must then enter:

  • The date of the execution of the document
  • The Principal’s signature
  • Witness’ signature
  • Once the Notary has identified the signing parties and witnessed the signatures, the notary must complete the document and apply the state seal (if any)