Obtaining Permission

Listed below is a general letter that can be used as a template when writing to ask for permission to use copyrighted materials. Because the response time is often longer when using a general permission letter, you may want to be more specific in your request. Examples of more specific permission letters can be found at the sites listed beneath the sample letter.

Sample permission letter (PDF)

Sample permission letter (MS Word)

Sites containing additional permissions letters:

(From the Landmarks for Schools project. A template for requesting use of information from a web site)

http://www.copyright-kids.org/letters.html (Specific example for requesting use of song lyrics in a yearbook)

Last Update: 14 November 2013