Department of Workforce Development
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2023
DWD Announces Work Permits for Minors Now Online
MADISON – “The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) continues to build on modernization efforts with the launch of a new online work permit application for younger workers. This change allows work permit transactions to be conducted online, eliminating the need for families to obtain permits at brick-and-mortar locations.
Work permits are required for workers 14 and 15 years old before they can work in any job except agriculture or domestic service work. While employers are responsible to ensure minor workers have the appropriate work permit, parents and guardians are responsible to obtain work permits for minors. Labor laws, including those affecting minors, are enforced by DWD’s Equal Rights Division.
A DWD ID is required to purchase a work permit online. Users who have previously created a DWD ID may use it to access the online application. The permit fee of $10 is due at time of purchase. Once complete, the work permit is sent directly to the employer.”
- Instructions on how to create a DWD ID and access the online work permit application can be found on the Equal Rights Division website: www.dwd.wisconsin.gov/er/laborstandards/workpermit/
- Questions about the online work permit application may be sent to the Equal Rights Division at [email protected]
NOTE: As of July 1, 2023, work permits will no longer be issued by the Manitowoc County Clerk’s Office.