Power of attorney state witnessing requirements

Some states only require the signatures of two witnesses OR a notary. However, it is best (and we highly recommend) to have two disinterested witnesses AND a notary sign your power of attorney. Refer to your state's specific witnessing requirements below.

Alabama – at least two witnesses must sign

Alaska – at least two witnesses or a notary must sign

Arizona – at least two witnesses or a notary must sign

Arkansas – at least two witnesses or a notary must sign

California – at least two witnesses or a notary must sign

Colorado – at least two witnesses must sign

Connecticut – at least two witnesses must sign

Delaware – at least two witnesses must sign

District of Columbia – at least two witnesses must sign

Florida – two witnesses AND a notary must sign

Georgia – at least two witnesses must sign

Hawaii – at least two witnesses or a notary must sign

Idaho – at least two witnesses or a notary must sign

Illinois – at least two witnesses or a notary must sign

Indiana – at least two witnesses must sign

Iowa – at least two witnesses or a notary must sign

Kansas – at least two witnesses or a notary must sign

Kentucky – at least two witnesses or a notary must sign

Louisiana – at least two witnesses must sign

Maine – at least two witnesses must sign

Maryland – at least two witnesses must sign

Massachusetts – at least two witnesses must sign

Michigan – at least two witnesses must sign

Minnesota – at least two witnesses or a notary must sign

Mississippi – at least two witnesses or a notary must sign

Missouri – at least two witnesses must sign

Montana – at least two witnesses must sign

Nebraska – at least two witnesses or a notary must sign

Nevada – at least two witnesses must sign

New Hampshire – at least two witnesses or a notary must sign

New Jersey – at least two witnesses or a notary must sign

New Mexico – at least a notary must sign

New York – at least two witnesses must sign

North Carolina – two witnesses AND a notary must sign

North Dakota – at least two witnesses or a notary must sign

Ohio – at least two witnesses or a notary must sign

Oklahoma – at least two witnesses must sign

Oregon – at least two witnesses must sign

Pennsylvania – at least two witnesses must sign

Rhode Island – at least two witnesses or a notary must sign

South Carolina – at least two witnesses must sign

South Dakota – at least two witnesses must sign

Tennessee – at least two witnesses or a notary must sign

Texas – at least two witnesses or a notary must sign

Utah – at least one witness must sign

Vermont – at least two witnesses must sign

Virginia – at least two witnesses must sign

Washington – at least two witnesses must sign

West Virginia – at least two witnesses must sign

Wisconsin – at least two witnesses must sign

Wyoming – at least two witnesses or a notary must sign

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