Work Permit Information
WORK PERMIT INFORMATION
Children under the age of 18 can obtain a work permit in the state of Ohio. There are two steps to completing a work permit: the pre-application and the physician’s certificate.
- Students must first complete the pre-application. There are portions for the student, parent/guardian, school, and employer to complete.
- The employer must provide a federal ID number and the number of hours to be worked in order for the application to be processed.
- Students must then have a physician complete the physician’s form certifying that the student is physically able to perform the work.
- If a student is an athlete and has a current physical on file with the district, this can be used in lieu of having a physician complete a form.
- The student must then take both completed forms to the school. The school will then provide an Age and Schooling Certificate.
- It will typically take 24 hours for the school to generate this certificate.
- The student must then bring the Age and Schooling Certificate to their employer and are now eligible to begin working.
Please note that work permits are non-transferable. If a student changes jobs, a new application must be completed.
YouthWorks provides jobs to students in Montgomery County. For more information, please click here. YouthWorks will complete the employer section of a work permit application, and also provides bus passes to allow students to get to and from their place of employment.