Authorization letter is a legal document used by someone who is absent or physically incapacitated and needs certain business or personal actions to be taken in his or her behalf by a reliable representative.


  • The letter must be typed to avoid mistakes or misunderstandings
  • Use formal and professional language, especially if it is a medical or legal matter
  • Make sure the person you authorize is a reliable adult
  • Keep it short and precise
  • Use business letter format
  • keep it as concise as possible. Write complete, clear and exact instructions
  • Include all the important necessary information (insurance & legal case numbers, claim info)

Most common reasons for writing a letter of authorization:

  • To authorize a medical procedure
  • Obtain a copies of medical records  
  • Sign legal documents in your name
  • Withdraw funds from your bank account

The authorization letter can be used by the representative as legal evidence in court if necessary. 


Bank authorization: gives authority to someone to use your bank accounts on your behalf (write checks, withdraw and deposit funds, and initiate wire transfers)

Real property authorization: gives authority to someone to buy, sell or lease a property on the owner’s behalf.

Car authorization: gives authority to someone to use your vehicle.

School permission letter: is used to allow your son or daughter to participate in a contest or competition, also for allowing school authorities to take your son or daughter to a field trip (library, park, museum...)

Property authorization: gives authority to a person or company to sell your items (Ex: auction house or art gallery to sell your paintings or other piece of art)

Your Name
City, State, Zip Code
Phone Number


Authorized Person's Name
City, State, Zip Code
Phone Number



This letter is to inform that I _____________________________ (name) hereby authorize _________________ (name of the person who is being authorized) to act on my behalf regarding __________________________________________________.

Or collect my _______________________________________ (property, documents) from ___________________________________ (name of the person or institution).

This authorization letter is valid for _______ days from the date it was issued after which it becomes null and void. After that I will be able to attend to my affairs personally.

If any clarification or verification is needed, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone: ___________________ or e-mail: ______________________.

I give full consent in regards to this authorization.



(name and signature of the person giving the authorization)


(name and signature of the person authorized)

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