A fax cover sheet is a single piece of paper used as the first page of a faxed document that includes the sender's contact information, the recipient's name, the number of pages the recipient should expect and other relevant details or short notes.
The fax cover sheet helps direct the fax to the correct person on the receiving end. Many businesses use a standard fax cover sheet template with blanks. The sender writes or types the appropriate information on each line. The cover letter should identify the sender so the recipient can quickly identify the source. Contact information for the sender usually includes the name, fax number and phone number. The cover sheet might also indicate if the sender needs a reply.