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Contractor payment request letter 2024 [samples]

A contractor payment request letter is a written document that a contractor sends to a client or a company to ask for payment for the work they have completed.

It outlines the details of the work performed, the agreed-upon payment terms, and the amount owed to the contractor.

The letter serves as a formal request for the client to release the funds for the work that has been done.

It helps ensure clear communication between the contractor and the client regarding payment expectations and helps facilitate timely and proper compensation for the services provided.

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Contractor payment request letter template

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State, ZIP Code]
[Email Address]
[Phone Number]

[Client’s Name]
[Client’s Company]
[Client’s Address]
[City, State, ZIP Code]

Subject: Payment Request for [Project/Job Name] – Invoice #[Invoice Number]

Dear [Client’s Name],

I am writing to formally request payment for the services rendered and work completed as outlined in our agreement for the [Project/Job Name]. This letter serves as an official invoice and payment request for Invoice #[Invoice Number].

Project Details:
Project/Job Name: [Project/Job Name]
Project/Job ID: [Project/Job ID, if applicable]
Contract Start Date: [Start Date]
Contract End Date: [End Date]
Total Contract Amount: [Total Contract Amount]
Amount Paid to Date: [Amount Paid]
Balance Due: [Balance Due]

Description of Work Completed:
[Provide a detailed description of the work completed, milestones achieved, and any relevant accomplishments during the project.]

Payment Details:
Total Amount Due: [Balance Due]
Preferred Payment Method: [Specify preferred payment method, e.g., bank transfer, check]
Payment Due Date: [Due Date]

I kindly request that you process the payment at your earliest convenience. Please find attached a copy of the original invoice for your reference and records.

Payment Instructions:
Bank Name: [Your Bank Name]
Account Name: [Your Account Name]
Account Number: [Your Account Number]
Routing Number (if applicable): [Routing Number]
SWIFT/BIC Code (for international transfers): [SWIFT/BIC Code]
Please include the Invoice #[Invoice Number] as the reference for the payment.

Should you have any questions or require further clarification regarding the invoice or payment details, please do not hesitate to contact me at [Your Phone Number] or [Your Email Address].

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. I appreciate the opportunity to work on [Project/Job Name] and look forward to your timely response.


[Your Signature (if sending a physical letter)]
[Your Typed Name]

Contractor payment request letter sample

[Client’s Name]
[Client’s Company]
[Client’s Address]
[City, State, ZIP Code]

Subject: Payment Request for Completed Project – Invoice #12345

Dear [Client’s Name],

I am writing to formally request payment for the completion of the “Website Redesign Project” as outlined in our agreement dated [Agreement Date]. I am grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with you on this project and I’m pleased to say that it has been successfully accomplished to your satisfaction.

I have attached the detailed invoice #12345 reflecting the scope of work completed and the agreed-upon terms. Here is a breakdown of the project and its associated costs:

Design and Development of New Website Layout: [Date of Completion] – 40 hours at $75/hour = $3000
Integration of E-commerce Functionality: [Date of Completion] – 20 hours at $75/hour = $1500
Total Amount Due: $4500

Payment Details:

Payment Method: Bank Transfer
Payment Deadline: [Due Date]
Invoice Due: 14 days from the date of this letter
I kindly request that the outstanding amount of $4500 be remitted at your earliest convenience. Timely payment is crucial to the continuation of my business operations and maintaining our positive working relationship.

You can make the payment through the following methods:

Bank Transfer:
Bank Name: ABC Bank
Account Name: John Doe
Account Number: 1234567890
Routing Number: 987654321
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the invoice or the payment process, please don’t hesitate to contact me at [Your Phone Number] or [Your Email Address]. I value our collaboration and open communication.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. I look forward to receiving your payment and continuing our successful partnership.


[Your Name]
[Your Signature (if sending a physical copy)]

Enclosure: Invoice #12345

Construction contractor payment request letter

John Smith
Smith Construction Services
123 Main Street
Anytown, USA 12345
(555) 123-4567
August 17, 2023

Emily Johnson
Johnson Realty Group
456 Elm Avenue
Somewhereville, USA 67890

Subject: Payment Request for Outstanding Construction Services

Dear Ms. Johnson,

I am writing to formally request payment for the construction services provided by Smith Construction Services as outlined in our contract dated July 15, 20…

I am pleased to acknowledge the successful completion of the Oak Ridge Residence project, which has been a collaborative effort between our teams. Our dedicated professionals have worked tirelessly to ensure that the project not only met but exceeded your expectations.

Here are the pertinent details regarding the outstanding payment:

Invoice Number: SC-2023-0789
Project: Oak Ridge Residence Construction
Contract Amount: $85,000
Total Work Completed: 95% (as of the date of this letter)
Total Amount Due: $80,750

As per the agreed-upon terms of our contract, I kindly request the release of the outstanding payment amount of $80,750. This payment is for the services rendered and materials provided up to the current project status.

We understand that timely payments are essential to maintain the smooth progress of the project and to uphold the positive working relationship between our organizations. Your prompt attention to this matter is greatly appreciated.

Please find attached the necessary supporting documents, including invoices, project progress reports, and a Certificate of Substantial Completion. If there are any discrepancies or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately, and we will be more than willing to address them.

To expedite the payment process, you can make the payment via bank transfer using the following details:

Bank Name: ABC Bank
Account Name: Smith Construction Services
Account Number: 123456789
Routing Number: 987654321

Alternatively, you can issue a check payable to Smith Construction Services and mail it to 123 Main Street, Anytown, USA 12345.

Thank you for your continued partnership and trust in Smith Construction Services. We are confident that the successful completion of the Oak Ridge Residence project will further strengthen our collaboration.

Please feel free to reach out to me directly at (555) 123-4567 or if you have any questions or require further information.

We look forward to your prompt response and a timely resolution of this matter.


John Smith
CEO, Smith Construction Services
(555) 123-4567

Enclosures: Invoice SC-2023-0789, Project Progress Report, Certificate of Substantial Completion

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