Work Permits

    The College and Career Center will be closed on the following days, so please plan ahead for any work permits that need to be processed. 

    January 16th and January 19th- CLOSED all day 


    ALL work permits will expire in August 2023. See Mrs. Headrick at the College and Career Center for a new application.

  •  To obtain a work permit following the below steps: 

    1. Once you have been hired, print out the Work permit application and state laws
    2. Student fills out the top section with personal information. ALL fields MUST be filled out in ink!
    3. Have your new employer fill out their section and sign the form (all signatures need to be real; NO ELECTRONIC signatures accepted)
    4. Parent/Guardian of student needs to sign the application(all signatures need to be real; NO ELECTRONIC signatures accepted)
    5. The student has to bring the completed work permit to the College and Career Center (located near the library)



  • Please note:

    • Students must have Cs or better in their current classes to be issued a work permit (In the fall, we look at the last report card).
    • Grades will be monitored and permits may be pulled if students are unable to keep a C or better in all classes.

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    Q: If I am graduated from high school, do I need a work permit?

    A: Once a minor is no longer subject to the state's compulsory education laws, he/she is not considered a minor for purposes of the state's child labor laws (labor code 1286[c]). Therefore, a high school graduate does not require a permit and may work in any occupation, even if he/she is under 18 years old.

    Q: When do work permits expire?

    A: ALL work permits expire August 15th.  Work permits issued during the summer and past school year (2021-2022) must be renewed by August 15, 2022, even if you are continuing to work for the same employer. The process for renewing a work permit requires the same original steps as when you first obtained a work permit (steps above).

    Q: Do I need a work permit to apply for a job?

    A: No, you do not need the work permit until you are hired. There is a portion of the work permit application that your new employer HAS to sign before you come to the College and Career Center

    Q: I have a work permit for McDonalds but now I will be working at Subway, do I need a new work permit or is the first one still good?

    A: You need a work permit every time you get a new job. The work permit is specific for the place you work.


    You can ONLY work the following:

    16 - 17 years old:

    • 4 hours on school days
    • 8 hours on non-school days
    • till 10 pm on nights preceding a school day
    • till 12:30 on nights preceding a non-school day

    14 - 15 years old:

    • 3 hours on school days
    • 8 hours on non-school days
    • till 7 pm 

    12 - 13 years old:

    • 2 hours on school days and a max of 4 hours a week
    • 8 hours on non-school days
    • till 7 pm