Addressing the body of a letter is as important as addressing the envelope.
Addressing the body of a letter is as important as addressing the envelope.

Correctly addressing U.S. officials when writing letters or other forms of correspondence is important; you don’t want to address someone of a high ranking position incorrectly. Not only is it considered proper etiquette to properly address a person in a letter, knowing how to address a person automatically makes you come across as educated and serious about the matter for which you are writing.

Obtain the name of the current attorney general of your state; you don’t want to address your letter to the incorrect person, such as an assistant or a former attorney general of the state. This information is available on your state’s official government website.

Begin writing your letter by addressing the attorney general of your state. Address your letter as follows:

Dear Mr./Madam Attorney General:

Address the envelope as follows:

The Honorable (full name of attorney general) Attorney General of (insert state name here) Address