PROCEDURE TO OBTAIN A WORK PERMIT
Minors must be offered employment before applying for a work permit.
Applicants must contact the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation to obtain a permit.
Go to this website: http://www.dllr.state.md.us/childworkpermit.
Click on Apply Now
Follow the instructions below:
Minor completes required information online
Minor prints work permit
TO BE VALID: The Minor, the Minor’s Parent (Guardian), and the Employer must sign the permit
As of July 29, 2014, you will not need to see an Issuing Officer assigned at your school:
“During the 2014 session, the Maryland General Assembly passed House Bill 467 that modifies the requirements that must be met before a minor work permit can be issued. The new changes requires the minor’s parent or guardian to certify the age on the minor work permit is correct rather than producing proof of age to an issuing officer. This change allows the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation to grant applicants the ability to download and print a work permit directly from the application website.”