Working Papers at In-Person Locations

Starting August 31st to the end of the school year, the locations and times for in-person working papers are:

South Philadelphia High School

2101 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Walk-ins:

Every Wednesday
3pm – 5pm

Abraham Lincoln High School

3201 Ryan Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19136

Walk-ins:

Every Wednesday
3pm – 5pm

Instructions for obtaining a work permit in-person

Filling out the application
1) Download the application for work permit from here: https://www.philasd.org/cte/wp-content/uploads/sites/155/2021/11/Application-for-Work-Permit-OCTE.pdf
2) Print it out.
3) Fill out everything except for “Signature of Issuing Officer” & the fields on the top right.
4) Have it signed by your parent or guardian, in the box at the bottom left. This part is really important, because we won’t accept unsigned applications.

Going to a walk-in site & what to bring
– You can come to either of the locations below at the listed times. Since it is walk-ins only, we don’t recommend coming toward the end.
– You need to bring your completed application.
– You need to bring a proof of age document, like a student ID that has your date of birth on it, or a copy of a birth certificate, a passport, etc. Whichever is easiest for you.
– You only need to bring yourself & those 2 documents (completed application & proof of age). It is optional for the parent or guardian to come with you.

What if you don’t have access to a printer?
– We have blank applications available on site. You can come with your parent or guardian and fill out the application on the spot. Your parent or guardian will need to come with you so they can sign it.

Once you arrive, you’ll be in line to see an issuing officer. You’ll hand them your application & proof of age, they’ll ensure everything is in order, and then they’ll issue you a work permit (blue card). They’ll give you back your proof of age document, but they’ll keep your application. You’ll also receive a one-page paper that has some additional info about your permit.

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

For more information please visit our Pennsylvania Labor Laws.

Link: Frequently Asked Questions.