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Work Permits

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).

Minors 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 Stevenson Counseling Office currently signs all work permits for Stevenson students.

The process is simple:

  1. All students must have their employers complete the middle portion of the form, which includes a job description, location of the business, hours to work, and a signature
  2. The 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 Michigan requirement.
  3. Issued work permits must be on an employer’s premise before a minor can start to work.  Read more on the Work Permit Fact Sheet.

Work Permit (Under 16) - Must be printed front and back on PINK paper
Work Permit (16-17 years) - Must be printed front and back on YELLOW paper

Anonymous Tip Line

OK2SAY is a 24-hour program designed to empower Michigan students, parents, school personnel, community mental health service programs, and law enforcement to share and respond to student safety threats. To learn more, visit the OK2SAY web page. LPS has a tip line as well that is manned during business hours only. The tip line number is 734-744-2545.