AllentownSchool District

Working Papers Application

Work Permit Application Instructions

Complete the full Work Permit Application.

2. Parent
or legal guardian are required to sign the document. 

Attach photocopies of any required documents to the completed application, such as a proof of age document.
If applying electronically, attach digital copies, such as a scan or digital photograph. Visit our website – Under the Department tab, scroll down to Student Services, Work Permit Application to find an electronic application for your convenience.
If applying by mail with a paper application, the student should include an attachment of the required documents and contact information.

Acceptable Documents
include birth certificate, hospital record, baptismal certificate, passport, or Permanent Resident Registration, driver’s license/permit, or state ID card with date of birth listed.  

**Please be aware that all required documentation must still be submitted and reviewed to be accepted by the school district**

3. The school district issuing officer will ensure that all the documents required by law have been examined, approved, and filed, and all conditions and requirements for issuing a permit have been fulfilled.

4. A wallet-sized, paperwork permit bearing a number, the date of issuance, and the signature of the issuing officer will be issued. When received, the student should sign the work permit in the presence of the issuer and show it to the employer, who will make a copy for their records. The student retains the original work permit. 

Students who are enrolled in ASD schools may attain their work permit at their home school in the School Counseling Office.

Direct all questions, applications, and documents to our School District Issuing Officer:

Work Permit Office: 
Johana Taylor-Wilson
31 S Penn St., Allentown, PA 18109
[email protected]

Pennsylvania Child Labor Laws require minors between the ages of 14 and 18 to obtain working papers for employment. The law limits the number of hours per day and hours per week and the times of day during which minors are permitted to work. Some occupations are restricted for certain ages. For more information, please contact the Bureau of Labor Law Compliance at 1-800-932-0665 or visit their web site at

For more information, go to the Pennsylvania Department of Education website by clicking here.