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NOTE: The Work Permit system will be unavailable on Thursday, January 25, 2024 from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm.
A work permit is required before anyone under the age of 16 is allowed to work in any job except for agriculture or domestic service work. Parents and guardians may obtain a work permit by following the instructions below. Note that parents and guardians are required to pay the work permit application fee at the time of purchase.
Create your DWD ID.
A DWD ID is a username and password used to interact with the Department of Workforce Development or Department of Children and Family Services. If you have previously created a DWD ID to work with another division, such as the Unemployment Insurance Division, you may skip to step 3.
Enter your information, create a username and password, and click next.
Confirm your email.
Once you have created your DWD ID, you will receive a confirmation email from the DWD Wisconsin Logon Management System. Use the link provided within that email to confirm your account.
For technical assistance, or if you have difficulty creating a DWD ID, contact the Information Technology Solution Center (ITSC) for assistance by calling 608-266-7252. The ITSC has technicians available from 6 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
If you have not received your confirmation email, please check your SPAM folder before contacting ITSC.
Create a work permit.
Once you have confirmed your account, you must login using your DWD ID to create a work permitClick to login and create a permit
Click each tab, as shown in the orange box, at the top of the page to navigate through the complaint form. Please do not use the browser forward/back buttons.
Enter information about the minor
Enter information about the employer
Enter information about the minor's employment
Enter information about the school
Review and pay
Download your copy*
Please note that if the icon is red, the permit has been revoked or suspended, the permit is unavailable for download and the minor is not legally eligible to work.
*Our office mails a physical copy of the permit to the employer listed on the application.