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PROCEDURE TO OBTAIN A WORK PERMIT
Applicants must contact the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation to obtain a permit.
Go to this website: http://www.dllr.state.md.us/labor/wages/empm.shtml; scroll down to the Teen section to find out how to get a work permit. After following the steps on the DLLR website:
These are the instructions on the DLLR website:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MINOR:
In Maryland, as a teen, (minor between the ages of 14 and 17), once you have been offered employment you are required to have a Minor Work Permit before you begin work. Teens cannot apply for a Work Permit until they have gotten a job offer. This is because the application for a Work Permit requires details from the employer, including the proposed occupation and work description.
There is an overview of the necessary steps to obtain a work permit:
1. PRINT A HARD COPY OF THE WORK PERMIT APPLICATION.
2. USING A COMPUTER WORKSTATION CLICK TO GO TO THE ONLINE APPLICATION AND FILL IN THE REQUESTED INFORMATION FROM THE INFORMATION THAT YOU HAVE GATHERED ON THE HARD COPY OF THE APPLICATION.
FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON THE APPLICATION RECEIPT.
3. TO RECEIVE APPROVAL, YOU WILL NEED TO TAKE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION WITH YOU TO ANY ISSUING OFFICER:
THE ISSUING OFFICER WILL:
4. TAKE THE APPROVED MARYLAND WORK PERMIT TO YOUR EMPLOYER.
YOU CANNOT START WORK UNTIL THE EMPLOYER HAS YOUR APPROVED MARYLAND WORK PERMIT.