Working Papers

The Office of Career & Technical Education is responsible for issuing working permits for all Philadelphia students ages 14 to 18.

Due to COVID-19, The School District of Philadelphia has created a process that will allow minors to obtain their working papers in two ways: Virtually by appointment and In-Person by Appointment.


Effective Monday, November 23 and until further notice: Due to the latest COVID-related restrictions, there will be no in-person work permit appointments at 440.  All work permits will be issued through virtual appointments only.  Please follow link and instructions below.

Please check this website often for updated information regarding when in-person work permit appointments may resume.

Click here for Virtual Appointments


Please note:  If you have lost or misplaced your Working Permit (Blue Card), you will need to reapply following the directions above.