Working Papers at In-Person Locations

Starting May 4th, 2022 we will be switching to walk-ins only, first come first serve for in-person work permits at the two locations and times below.

Please read the information below carefully.

In-person work permits are available every Wednesday during the school year. Please review the hours of operation at the locations below. If inclement weather causes schools to close, then work permit will not be available that day.


* You will need Adobe Acrobat to open the file. If you cannot print, you may get the application at your in-person appointment (in which case your Parent must be present to sign form).

Bring your completed, signed, and PRINTED application to your assigned appointment time along with your proof of age.

* Acceptable documents include birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport, driver’s license, or school ID as long as the form of identification lists the date of birth.

** The applicant (minor) must be present for the issuance of working papers. It is OPTIONAL for the parent to come.

*** Parent/Guardian must be present if application is not previously signed by Parent/Guardian.

If you have lost your work permit…

…and you need a new copy, you will need to email with your first name, last name, date of birth and current mailing address. This only applies for those who have previously received their permit via virtual appointment.

South Philadelphia High School

2101 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19148


Every Wednesday
Starting September 1st
3pm – 5pm

Abraham Lincoln High School

3201 Ryan Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19136


Every Wednesday
Starting September 1st
3pm – 5pm

Please continue to monitor the District’s website for updates.

For more information please visit our Pennsylvania Labor Laws.

Link: Frequently Asked Questions.