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Work Permits


Click here to complete the online work permit application.  You will need your employer's business name, address, phone number & email. You will also need parent approval.

Once you complete the form, Mrs. Howden will create your work permit.  She will then email the work permit to your boss and send a copy to you.  Check your email for your copy.  Please allow 48 -72 hours to receive the work permit.

Please note that a work permit may not be issued in the case of truancy, low GPA, or chronic behavioral issues and that a work permit may be revoked for the same reasons. 


Contact Mrs. Howden if you have any questions - or (707) 253-3716

Work Permit Information

Who Needs a Work Permit? 

  • If you want to work and are under 18, you must obtain a work permit for each job you hold. 
  • Those under 18 but who have graduated from high school, passed the CA High School Proficiency Exam, or received a GED do NOT need a permit.

Why Do You Need a Work Permit? 

  • Work permits ensure that you are working safe hours, performing appropriate tasks, and receiving fair pay on the job. (It’s CA law.) 

FAQ’s about Work Permits from the CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions about Work Permits
This link provides answers to 28 of the most common questions about work permits as answered by representatives from the California Department of Education.