Before you begin the work permit process, please review the "Summary of Massachusetts Laws Regulating Minors’ Work Hours and Occupation Restrictions" which is also available for download at the bottom of this page.
Application Process Step by Step
Step 1: Download the work permit application at the bottom of this page.
Step 2: Complete the form and obtain all the required signatures as indicated.
Step 3: Make copies of your supporting documentation. You will need proof of your age, such as your
birth certificate, passport, or immigration record.
*Note: The application will NOT be considered complete without proper supporting documentation*
Step 4: Bring completed application & supporting documentation to the Guidance office to be issued
your Employment Permit.
Step 5: Bring the signed work permit back to your employer who must keep it until you leave the job.
During the summer months
Mid-June through the end of August
Step 1 -3: Complete steps 1-3 as outlined above
Step 4: Call 508-581-1640 Ext. 1104 and make an appointment with the main office to hand in
completed application and supporting documentation.