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Workers Permits

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Due to restrictions surrounding COVID 19 families can send their applications by email to [email protected] rather than bringing them into the office. 

Worker's Permits can be obtained for minors under 16 years old. In order to qualify for a work permit, the minor must be:

- enrolled in school;
- not habitually truant or under suspension; and
- passing a majority of their courses

You can obtain a copy of the Workers Permit packet here. Completed forms should be brought to the Superintendent's office at 353 Cumberland Avenue, Portland. Please be sure that you have a promise of a job (completing this section of the application) complete and with you when you arrive. (Note: the Work Permit Authorization form is required for those who are applying for work while school is in session and does not need to be completed for summer employment)

Know that each permit is job specific. Should you change jobs, you must apply for a new permit.

Depending on the time of year, processing of applications at the State can take anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks. We will contact you once your permit has been issued.