Work Permits

  • How to Obtain a Work Permit

    With the acceptance of a job, a work permit is needed for students who are younger than 16 years old (16+ do not require a work permit).

    The Department of Workforce Development's Equal Rights Division has developed a new online work permit application tool. The online application will be available to the parents of minors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any computer, tablet, smartphone, or similar device. 

    A parent can access the site using these instructions. Payment is made directly to the department through the application, using a credit or debit card or by ACH direct withdrawal. Once the permit application is complete, the department mails a paper copy of the permit directly to the employer. 

    Please email with any questions or concerns.