You can send this type of letter in a few types of instances, after customizing this sample according to your needs. For example, you can write this letter when you want to authorize someone to pick up a copy of your birth certificate. This type of letter might need to be notarized by a notary public, depending on the circumstances and the content of your letter, so be sure to find out about that.
[Your letterhead, if desired; if not, your return address]
[Date of letter-month, day, and year]
[Recipient's first and last names]
[Street or P.O. box address]
[City, State ZIP code]
Dear [recipient's name]:
I hereby authorize John Dillon to obtain a copy of my birth certificate from the office of vital records in Vail County. My date of birth is May 17, 1980, and my full name is listed below my signature in this letter.