Work Permits

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Work Permit Procedure

In Pennsylvania, minors between the ages of 14–18 must obtain a Work Permit.

(Work Permits cannot be issued to children under the age of 14).

Work Permits are issued by the school district in which the student resides. It is only valid for employment within the State of Pennsylvania.

Contact: Kennard Dale High School Guidance Office

Out Of State Employment—Any student seeking employment in another state, must secure a Work Permit from the school district in which the employer is located.

The Application Process:

  • TheApplication for Work Permit[PDE-4565 (1/13)] will be filled out by the issuing officer. The student must provide acceptable evidence of age.

Acceptable evidence of age (in order of preference include):

  1. a) Transcript of birth certificate
  2. b) Baptismal certificate or transcript
  3. c) Passport

The Work Permit Process:

  1. Print off the form PDE-4565 from the Kennard-Dale High School website.
  1. Print the name of minor only in Section A. The remaining sections will be completed by the issuing officer.
  1. Complete Section B – Signature of parent, guardian or legal custodian & the address of

parent, guardian or legal custodian.

  1. Take the application and a copy of the evidence of age document (ie. Birth certificate) to

Kennard Dale High School either in-person or call to schedule a virtual meeting. The minor student must be present.

  1. The issuing officer must witness the minor’s signature at“Signature of Minor”
  1. The minor will be instructed that they are to keep the blue permit in their possession until their 18th birthday. The permit is transferable to any PA employer. It may be shown to the employer to be photocopied but must be returned to the student.

(These instructions are on the reverse side of the blue permit.)

During the summer, please call the school first for hours of operation.

Helpful Links

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry – Child Labor Law

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation – DLLR's Division of Labor and Industry