2023 Maryland Statutes
Estates and Trusts
Title 17 - Maryland General and Limited Power of Attorney Act
Subtitle 2 - Statutory Forms
Section 17-204 - Statutory Form -- Agent's Certification of Validity and Authority

    The following optional form may be used by an agent to certify facts concerning a power of attorney:

“AGENT’S CERTIFICATION AS TO THE VALIDITY OF POWER OF ATTORNEY AND AGENT’S AUTHORITY

State of Maryland

(County) of___________________________

I, __________________________________ (Name of Agent), certify under penalty of perjury that _________________________________ (Name of Principal) granted me authority as an agent or successor agent in a power of attorney dated ________________________.

I further certify that to my knowledge:

    (1)    The principal is alive and has not revoked the power of attorney or my authority to act under the power of attorney and the power of attorney and my authority to act under the power of attorney have not terminated;

    (2)    If the power of attorney was drafted to become effective on the happening of an event or contingency, the event or contingency has occurred;

    (3)    If I was named as a successor agent, the prior agent is no longer able or willing to serve; and

    (4)    ____________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

(Insert other relevant statements)

SIGNATURE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT

____________________________________________     __________________________

Agent’s Signature                            Date

____________________________________________

Agent’s Name Printed

____________________________________________

____________________________________________

Agent’s Address

____________________________________________

Agent’s Telephone Number

This document was acknowledged before me on __________________________,

                            (Date)

by________________________________________.

        (Name of Agent)

____________________________________________    (Seal, if any)

Signature of Notary

My commission expires: ___________________

This document prepared by:

______________________________________________________________________________.”

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