Work Permits

Effective June 23, 2017:  16- and 17-year old minors do NOT have to obtain a work permit prior to beginning work.  Minors younger than 16 will need to obtain a work permit prior to beginning work (reference 2017 Wisconsin Act 11).  Employment options vary with age.

To apply for a permit, the minor MUST bring in:
  • Letter of Intent to Hire from the employer
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of Age (i.e., Certified birth certificate, hospital record, baptismal certificate, State ID, or Wisconsin Driver License)
  • Written permission from a parent or guardian
  • $10.00 fee