AASD

Work Permits

Work Permit Requirements

A work permit is required before anyone under the age of 18 is allowed to work in any job with the exception of agriculture or domestic service work.

Employers must have a work permit on file for the minor being employed before they may allow the minor to begin work.

How to Obtain a Work Permit

To obtain a work permit, either the minor alone or the minor and a parent must visit the permit officer, taking with them:

  • the minor's birth certificate or other proof of age
  • the minor's social security card
  • letter from the employer expressing intent to hire, on employer's regular letterhead, describing:
             - job duties,
             - hours of work,
  • a written parents consent
  • a $10.00 permit fee
  • Proof of Minor's Age

Proof of age

We may accept a valid operator's license or an identification card issued by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation as proof of a minor's age. This means that we may now accept either a duly attested birth certificate, a verified baptismal certificate, or a driver’s license or photo ID card issued by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

For the Employer - Permit Fee Requirement

The employer must reimburse the $10.00 permit fee to the minor by no later than the date of the first paycheck.

Copies of the permit go to the employer and the minor, in addition to the school district where the minor is enrolled.

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