Summer Work Permits are issued at the Career, Technical and Adult Education Office on Twin Peaks Road. For information and office hours, click here.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: If I've graduated from high school, do I need a work permit?
A: Once a minor is no longer subject to the state's compulsory education laws, he/she is not considered a minor for purposes of the state's child labor laws (labor code 1286[c]). Therefore, a high school graduate does not require a permit and may work in any occupation.
Q: If I have more than one job, do I need more than one work permit?
A: Yes, you will need a separate work permit for each job that you hold.
Q: When do work permits expire?
A: Summer work permits expire five days after the beginning of the next school year. Work permits issued during the school year, providing you remain with the same employer, expire five days after the following school year begins.
Q: Do I need to get a new work permit if I'm working now?
A: A new work permit must be obtained at the begining of each school year.
Q: Can my parent/guardian bring in my Request for Work Permit and be issued a work permit?
A: No, you must email your Request for Work Permit after it has been completed. The work permit will require the student's ID and signature before it may be issued. The student must be present when the work permit is issued.
Q: Can I start working when my employer signs the Request for Work Permit?
A: No, you must have the work permit issued first before you can begin working.
Q: What ages are required to have a work permit?
A: Any student under the age of 18 who has not graduated from high school must have a work permit on file.
Q: Can I get a work permit at my high school?
A: Yes, during the school year, work permits are issued at all high schools. In the summer, Poway Adult School issues work permits.