Your Cookies are Disabled! NationalNotary.org sets cookies on your computer to help improve performance and provide a more engaging user experience. By using this site, you accept the terms of our cookie policy. Learn more.

Is a notarized power of attorney valid in another state?

I notarized a power of attorney for a resident of Washington state. He may move to Michigan soon. Is the power of attorney document still valid or would another POA be required in Michigan? — R.F., Washington

The notarization of the power of attorney is valid because Michigan, like all U.S. states, has a law that recognizes the notarial acts performed by Notaries of other states.  Whether or not the power of attorney is valid is a legal question and, as a result, we cannot offer legal advice on that. We recommend your client consult with an attorney to resolve this question.

Hotline answers are based on the laws in the state where the question originated and may not reflect the laws of other states. If in doubt, always refer to your own state statutes. – The Editors

Confronted with a tricky notarization? Unsure how to proceed? NNA members have unlimited access to our expertly trained NNA Hotline counselors to help you with all of your notarial questions. Call 1-888-876-0827, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. PST; Saturday, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST.



View All: Hotline Tips

2 Comments

Add your comment

Jacqueline Wyrybkowski

20 Apr 2022

Just change email

Regina K Audino

27 Apr 2022

I’ve been a notary for 40 years

Leave a Comment

Required *

All comments are reviewed and if approved, will display.

Close