Work Permits


Work permits will no longer be issued at Sparta High School. Please see the resources below to apply for a work permit through the Department of Workforce Development.

Work Permit Requirements for Employment of Minors

  • A work permit is required before anyone under the age of 16 is allowed to work in any job with the exception of agriculture or domestic service work. The minimum age for employment is 14, except for agriculture and domestic service.
  • 16- and 17-year-old minors do NOT need to obtain a work permit prior to beginning work. Work permits will not be issued for minors ages 16 or 17.
  • State law prohibits the use of minors to perform hazardous work. Prohibited employment provisions still apply to work that 16- and 17-year-old minors can be employed to perform.

Instructions on Applying for a Work Permit

Hazardous and Prohibited Work

Hours and Times of Day Restrictions

State Statutes


For more information, please contact the Department of Workforce Development.