If you are under 18 years of age, you must obtain a work permit before starting a new job per Mass General Laws. See Mass.gov and the Youth Permit Process Flowchart for more information. The following steps are required in order to obtain a permit:

Download a copy of the Massachusetts Division of Occupational Safety Employment Permit:

Once a job offer is made by an employer, the employer must complete and sign the “Promise of Employment” section.

For 14 and 15 year old students only: Please have your doctor complete the Physician’s Certificate of Health – must be signed within 12 months from the date the application is presented to the school for issuing the permit. A copy of a physical exam report will not be accepted.

Not a WHS Student: If you are not a Wellesley High School student, you must provide a letter from your attending school stating your enrollment status. This letter must be on your school’s letterhead.

Please have your parent, guardian or custodian sign the permit form.

You must also sign the permit form.

The permit form must be submitted with one of the following documents:

  • Massachusetts Driver’s License
  • Massachusetts Learner’s Permit
  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport

Once you have all the appropriate signatures and documents, please contact WHS Guidance Secretary Lucretia Burns (not the Superintendent) at burnsl@wellesleyps.org or 781-446-6290, ext. 4601, to schedule a time to submit your paperwork. Please note: it can take up to 5 days to obtain a work permit once the documentation is submitted.

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