Work Permits - Moving Online

Work Permits - Moving Online
Posted on 05/31/2023
The Department of Workforce Development has developed a new online work permit application tool that is available to the parents of minors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any computer, tablet, smartphone, or similar device. The application improves accessibility for minors who live in rural or underserved areas and eliminates the difficult logistics involved in working parents having to take off work to make a trip to a work permit office.   
A parent/guardian can access the site using the instructions found here. 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 process is complete, the Department mails a paper copy of the permit directly to the employer. 
Work permits will no longer be available through our school offices as of June 2, 2023.

A work permit is required before anyone under the age of 16 is allowed to work in any job with the exception of agriculture or domestic service work. 16- and 17-year-old minors do NOT need to obtain a work permit prior to beginning work. Work permits will not be issued for minors ages 16 or 17.