How to Write a Waiver Letter

by Karin Barga; Updated September 26, 2017
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A waiver letter is written as a request for the receiver to forego some restriction that would ordinarily be enforced, such as a citation, contract or financial obligation. Writing a waiver letter is never a guarantee that the creditor will waive a debt. However, a professionally composed request may benefit a debtor in need.

Understand Eligibility

Every entity which issues any sort of obligation has terms of eligibility which must be taken into consideration when addressing any waiver requests. Prior to writing a waiver letter, understand those terms to determine whether or not you qualify.

Explain the Request

Open the letter with an explanation for the request. For example, state you are requesting specific fees be waived, a company extend a courtesy, or to be released from a previously agreed-upon engagement.

Additional Information

Note any supporting monetary figures, dates, venues or the names of interested parties as a statement of fact. Do not exaggerate the value of any of your assertions.

Corroborating Documents

Send the letter with receipts, copies of contracts, printouts of emails or photographs that may support your statements.

About the Author

Karin Barga contributes to various online publications, specializing in topics related to canines, equines and business. She earned career diplomas in bridal consulting, business management and accounting essentials. Barga is a certified veterinary assistant, holds certification in natural health care for pets, and is a licensed realtor and property manager.

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