How to Address a Letter to a Mayor

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When addressing a letter to someone with a title, it's important to follow proper etiquette. For example, if the letter is meant for a government official, such as a mayor of a city, you should include his title in the appropriate way to indicate respect for him and for the position.

1 Write The Honorable or Honorable or on the first line

Write "The Honorable" or "Honorable" on the first line, followed by the mayor's first and last names. For example, "The Honorable John Doe."

2 Skip a line

Skip a line. Below the mayor's name, write "Mayor of ___" and include the city or town that the mayor serves. For example, "Mayor of Anytown."

3 Skip a line

Skip a line. Below "Mayor of ___," write the city, state and ZIP code. For example, "Anytown, VA 12345."

Based in Texas, Cynthia Measom has been writing various parenting, business and finance and education articles since 2011. Her articles have appeared on websites such as The Bump and Motley Fool. Measom received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Texas at Austin.