Work Permits

INSTRUCTIONS FOR OBTAINING A WORK PERMIT
 
OBTAINING A WORK PERMIT IS NOW A 2 STEP PROCESS.
 
MASSACHUSETTS STATE LAW: ALL MINORS MUST OBTAIN AND HAVE FILLED OUT THE PROMISE OF EMPLOYMENT FORM FOR 14 THROUGH 17 YEAR OLDS BEFORE A WORK PERMIT CAN BE ISSUED.
 
STEP ONE:
 Employment Permit Application forms (Promise of Employment forms) can be picked up at the High School, or downloaded at www.mass.gov and search for Youth Permit Application.
 
14 and 15 year olds: There are 4 sections that MUST be filled out and signed on the Employment permit Application before the Work Permit can be issued:
  1. The first section is completed and signed by the employer.
  2. The second section is completed and signed by the Doctor’s office of Medical Office where the minor had a physical within the last year. We cannot accept a copy of a physical; this has to be signed by a physician according to State Law.
  3. The third section is filled out and signed by the parent or guardian of the minor.
  4. The fourth section is signed and dated by the minor.

16 and 17 year olds:
There are 3 sections that must be filled out and signed on the Employment Permit Application before the Work Permit can be issued.
  1. The first section is completed and signed by the employer.
  2. The third section is filled out and signed by the parent or guardian of the minor.
  3. The fourth section is signed and dated by the minor.
STEP TWO:
THE MINOR MUST bring the completed Employment Permit Application form and a document that shows their birth date on it to the High School Main Office where the Work Permit will be filled out by the Authorized Agent. THE AUTHORIZED AGENT, MUST BY LAW, WITNESS THE MINOR SIGNING THE WORK PERMIT BEFORE IT CAN BE ISSUED.
 
BHS Students: Drop off to the Main Office before school from 7:00am until 7:15am. Pick up after school until 2:45pm. School vacations and summer hours are 8:00am until 2:00pm. No weekend or Holiday hours.
 
Non BHS students: You can come to the school from 7:00am until 2:30pm during school. School vacations and summer hours: 8:00am until 2:00pm. No weekend or Holiday hours.
 
 
*Please note: Only Barnstable Residents or students who attend school in the Barnstable District can obtain work permits at Barnstable High School. Non-residents must obtain it from their own district school.