Work Permits

Work Permit Instructions and Application

The Ohio Legislature and the Ohio Department of Commerce have updated the Work Permit process. In order to work during the school year, minors must obtain a work permit. The Ohio Department of Commerce has made much of the permit process available online.

Students can go to the Ohio Department of Commerce web site and under Resources, download and print the required Employer and Physician forms.

After students complete these forms, they can provide them to their school. If approved, the school will electronically receive notification and print the Work Permit on the spot.

Click the form below to print or students can pick up a packet in their team office. The forms are in PDF format.

The minimum wage, minor labor laws poster, minor work permit pre-application and the minor wage agreement can also be found under the Resources tab of the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Industrial Compliance.

The Wage & Hour division investigates complaints related to the Ohio minimum wage, prevailing wage, and the employment of minors in Ohio.