How to obtain a Work Permit:
Work permits are now being processed at the student's home high school or middle school, as well as the Career Center.
Career Center Hours for work permits are as follows:
8 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Dates and times are subject to change and may follow the schools break schedule.
The State of Michigan has changed the maximum number of work hours for students age 16 and 17 while attending school. Students age 16 and 17 may work up to 24 hours per week (with 30 hours of school classes.)
in the State of Michigan who wish to work must first complete a work
permit. This work permit must be completed by the employer, the worker,
and then verified by the Superintendent’s designee. The work permit,
once signed, is to be kept with the employer for as long as the minor
works. The Livonia Career Technical Center currently signs all work
permits for Livonia Public School students.
The process is simple.
• All students must have employers complete the middle portion of the form, which includes a job description, location of the business, hours to work, and a signature
minor must apply in person in order for a work permit to be issued.
Since the students are the workers, the students must be present to be
issued the work permit. No exception can be made to this State of
Issued Work Permits must be on an employer’s premise before a minor can start to work.