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How to Obtain a Work Permit

Work permit applications and work permits may be obtained at the Parent and Community Engagement Center, located at 91 School Street. Work permit applications may also be downloaded at

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.

Work Permit Forms

Work Permit Applications: ages 14-17 (State of MA)

School Record Form: ages 14-15 (SPS)

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