How Do You Sign a Money Order?


Not all money orders require a signature, but if they do, then there will be a line on the front that is labeled something similar to "Purchaser's Signature." All money orders require a printed name, but if there is no line that is labeled with the word "signature," then the form may not require a signature at all.

A money order is simply another way to safely and legally transfer money like a check or credit card, but it does not require a savings or checking account. To fill out a money order properly and ensure that the money will transfer, follow the steps below using a pen.

  1. Fill out the "Pay to the order of" line
  2. In all uppercase letters, print the person or business that the money will be transferred to on the "Pay to the order of" line.

  3. Sign and fill out the "From" section
  4. Underneath the "Pay to the order of" line, there should be a "From" or "Sender" line. The name of the person who is filling out the form should be printed in all capital letters on this line. If there is a line for a signature, that same name should be signed there.

  5. Write in all addresses and memos
  6. Fill out the correct addresses in all capital letters, and if necessary, fill out the "memo" line in capital letters as well.