Notarized Letter Requirement for Entity Administrators


Courtesy of the federal service desk knowledge base

What to include requires a notarized letter to give access to new Entity Administrators on existing registrations where there is no existing administrator to approve your role request. Letters must be submitted to the Federal Service Desk ( Your notarized letter needs to:

  • Be on your company/organization letterhead, and be signed by your company President, CEO, or other authorized signature authority
  • Contain your company / organization Unique Entity ID
  • Contain the new Entity Administrator’s name, phone number, and email address and match exactly how its displayed on your individual account
  • Provide a justification for the change
  • Contain this statement (see templates) above the signature block of your letter and insert the appropriate names where noted

How to Submit Notarized Letter to Federal Service Desk

The letter must be notarized, scanned, and submitted to the Federal Service Desk (

Note: The new Entity Administrator must have an individual user account created with the e-mail address provided in the notarized letter for the FSD to process your request.

Follow the steps below to submit the scanned notarized letter to 

  1. Sign in to
  2. Select “Create an Incident” (scroll to bottom of page)
  3. Select System for Award Management (SAM) in the “System Name” field (drop down menu) 
  4. Select SAM: Notarized Letter in the “Issue Type” field
  5. Fill out all remaining fields
  6. Select the “Paperclip” icon (attachments button) and attach your scanned notarized letter 
  7. Once you have filled out all required information and attached your notarized letter, click “Submit”

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