Fees increase: The power of attorney submission fee will increase to £87 on 1 April 2024.

Pre Covid-19 submission criteria: Please note that we will be reverting to our pre Covid-19 submission criteria. Submissions which do not meet this criteria will be rejected. See our news item for more information.

Attorney Declaration Update: We provide an attorney declaration form that can be used to record that a named attorney is willing to act in terms of the PoA. We strongly encourage use of the attorney declaration form  

Refunds: Due to the way information is captured on EPOAR, we are unable to assist firms reconcile refunds against credit card statements. We suggest that EPOAR users consider copying in their cash room to their correspondence when refunds are requested or when applications are rejected and a refund is due.  

Welcome to EPOAR

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) welcomes you to the Electronic Power of Attorney Registration (EPOAR) website. EPOAR is an electronic facility for the submission and payment of Powers of Attorney (POA) made under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. EPOAR is not a facility for you to draft your PoA. We will check the validity of POA deeds submitted via EPOAR but will not check data input by users.