Work Permits

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Work permits can be obtained through the Student Services Office. Students under the age of 18 must have a work permit. If you change jobs, you will need a new permit.

The Department of Workforce Development requires the following documentation in order to acquire a work permit:

  • One of the following: birth certificate, baptismal certificate, Wisconsin driver’s license or state photo ID, passport (Documentation must be original- COPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED)
  • Social security card (copies not accepted) - temporary can be obtained from: Social Security Administration Office, 6011 Odana Road, Madison - (866) 770-2262
  • Letter from the employer written on letterhead or other business paper stating the intention of the employer to employ the minor; describing the job duties, hours of work, and time of day the minor will be working, and signature of the employer.
  • A letter from your parent/guardian consenting to the employment, or a countersignature of the parent/guardian on the employer’s letter.
  • $10.00 permit fee (reimbursed by the employer in your first paycheck)

Work permit documentation must be submitted by 12:00 noon if you need it processed the same day. Completed permits must be picked up by 3:30 pm.