How to Obtain a Work Permit
Work permits are issued only after a student has proof of an offer for employment. Applications must be filled out entirely before a permit is issued. For 14 and 15 year olds, this includes physician, employer, parent/guardian signature and school record form. A physician’s signature and school record form is not required for work permit applicants who are 16 and 17, but a parent/guardian signature is still required.
In addition, a proof of age (birth certificate, Passport, Immigration Record, Massachusetts Identification) is also required. A school I.D. or social security card are not accepted as a valid proof of age. The minor requesting the work permit must be present to receive one, it can not be issued without them present.