Student Employment & Work Permits
Per Ohio law, work permits are required for all students under the age of 18 who want to work during the school year. Students who are 14-15 years old must have permits to work any time.
To receive a work permit, a student must complete an application form, obtain approvals from their potential employers and from parents or legal guardians; provide a birth certificate to show proof of age; and, a current (within one year) physician's signed and time-stamped certificate.
Note: Hour restrictions outlined in Ohio Revised Code Section 4109 remain in place for minors during any week that was not a pre-planned school holiday, such as Spring Break, and the prohibited and hazardous occupation restrictions also still are active for minors during this closure.
How to get a Minor Work Permit
- Download and print the Minor Work Permit application form (Ohio calls it a "pre-application") to gather necessary information and approvals from potential employers and parents or legal guardians.
- Return the completed application and required documents to Carol Wolkoff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 513-686-1770 ext. 3007 to make an appointment for a work permit.