Student Work Permits
ISSUANCE OF STUDENT WORK PERMITS DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective Monday, August 15, 2022, the policy for issuing work permits and our office hours will change (scroll down to see our office hours calendar).
Minors seeking a General Work Permit during the academic year must contact their school of attendance first to determine if their school is issuing work permits. If the work permit cannot be obtained from the home school site, the Work Experience Education Office may assist.
Work permits can only be issued to the minor who is seeking the work permit (the minor MUST be present). Before visiting the Work Experience Education Office for a General Work Permit, the minor MUST present the documents below:
- Statement of Intent to Employ a Minor and Request for a Work Permit - Certificate of Age B1-1 Rev 02-14 (Download Form HERE). Must be completed in full by the student, parent, and employer. (Students should NOT email this form to and from the employer. You are jeopardizing your personal information by being exposed to hackers).
- School Authorization Letter (Download Template HERE) from the student's home school. This includes students attending City of Angels, Virtual Academies, and non-LAUSD schools.
- Current Photo ID: Current Government ID or Passport, or Photo School ID. If the birthdate is not printed on the School ID, the student must also present the Certificate of Birth. (may be from the 2021-22 school year).
Our office is located in downtown Los Angeles at 333 S. Beaudry Ave, Los Angeles CA 90017 (Office entrance is on 4th Street and Boylston Street). An appointment is not necessary to visit our office.
Entertainment Work Permits: If you are a minor seeking a work permit in the entertainment business, you will need to download the Entertainment Work Permit Application The EWP must be signed and stamped by the minor's Home School. The document may be emailed to the minor's home school administrator or designee for verification of Satisfactory Grades and Attendance. The LAUSD WEE Office CANNOT sign on the school's behalf.
It is the parent/guardian's responsibility to contact the Entertainment Work Permit office to obtain the legal work permit. Additional information about obtaining an Entertainment Work Permit may be found by visiting the EWP Website: Entertainment Work Permits