It is not only minors and subordinates who often require permission. More often than not, you will require someone to confirm your rank and status in writing so you can be qualified for certain things—to enter into a legally binding contract, to apply for a job, to acquire (or spend) a certain amount of money, to act with the authority of someone else. An authorization letter is what you ask a representative to do all these things on your behalf. And sometimes it is up to you to draft such a letter.
To help you with this task, here are some free Letter Templates for just this type of document. These are some of the handiest examples available for free online, and you can use them as reference or guidelines.
You will often need to draft this document to authorize someone else—a partner or subordinate—to act on your behalf. These free samples address all of these specific situations among others:
There will also be various “authorized to collect” letters that allow someone to collect a document for you.
As you can see from these examples, an authorization letter is more a matter of writing a Legal Letter Template than a Marketing Letter Template, so you usually do not have to outline your reasoning for why you have chosen a person to be authorized. It only states that you do.
If you are on the receiving end of an authorization letter, you might have to request (also in writing) for the document. Refer to the Authorization Request Letter Template on this list to get you started.
A different slant to requesting authorization occurs in situations where you yourself have to draft a letter and merely have it signed by an authority. In this case, you’ll want to find a good Notarized Letter Template.