How to address an envelope to the mayor

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How to address an envelope to the mayor
Use proper etiquette when addressing an envelope to your mayor. (Christine Balderas/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Writing a letter to your mayor is a great way to become involved in your community. Because the mayor is a public official, it is important to maintain the correct etiquette. The salutation of the actual letter should start with "Dear Mayor (insert mayor's last name)" and close with "Sincerely yours, (your name)," or something equally polite. The etiquette also applies to addressing the envelope.

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Things you need

  • Envelope
  • Pen

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  1. 1

    Finish writing your letter or preparing your document to be sent to the mayor. Be sure to read over the letter or document a few times to check for spelling and grammar mistakes.

  2. 2

    Fold and insert your letter or document into the correct size envelope.

  3. 3

    Write your return address in the top left corner of the envelope. For this example, the mayor's name is John Smith, mayor of New York City. Address the envelope to: The Honorable John Smith. On the next line, write: Mayor of New York. On the last lines, write the mayor's address.

Tips and warnings

  • The inside address of the mayor on the letter should be the same format as the one on the envelope.

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