Find out if someone has a registered attorney or deputy

Download and fill in this form to find out if someone has an attorney or deputy acting for them.

Applies to England and Wales



Download and fill in this form to find out if someone has a lasting power of attorney (LPA), an enduring power of attorney (EPA) or a court-appointed deputy acting on their behalf.

You can also use the same form to ask us for additional information that might be separate to the registers.

Alternative formats

You can email to get a document in large print.

Urgent enquiries

To search the register urgently, local authorities, police and NHS staff should raise an enquiry to check if someone has an attorney or deputy.

COVID-19 patients

NHS and social care staff can find out if a COVID-19 patient has an attorney or deputy.

Personal information

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is committed to the responsible handling and security of your personal information.

Your privacy is important to us and protected in law by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA).

Published 24 June 2013
Last updated 30 March 2021 + show all updates
  1. - removed the reference on the page to us providing the form in braille and audio - make both Welsh and English PDFs fully accessible - add large print versions of both English and Welsh PDFs - added reference to other versions of register searches (safeguarding and COVID)

  2. Added translation

  3. Added translation

  4. New OPG100 form added.

  5. Added 'Personal information' section.

  6. Replaced application form for search of register - the section on reporting concerns has been removed.

  7. Replaced OPG100 application form so users can email directly from the form

  8. First published.