All students ages 14 through 17 who work must have working papers in order to be legally employed.

    To obtain a working permit from the Upper Merion Area School District, the Issuing Officer requires a parent or legal guardian to come in with the student and sign the application in our presence. All parents must bring their own driver's license or proof of current residence.  Registered Upper Merion Area High School students do not need to bring a birth certificate, but students who are residents of the District and attend a private, parochial, or cyber charter school must show a birth certificate for proof of age.  In lieu of a signature in our presence, the applicant may execute a statement before a notary attesting to the accuracy of the signature. The Attestation Document for the notary can be picked up in the high school Counseling Center.

    During the school year, you may apply for working papers Monday through Friday from 7:00am –  2:30pm. 



    From June 18th through August 22nd, an appointment is required to get a work permit.  
    To schedule an appointment, please go to:

  • EFFECTIVE June 1, 2021

    The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry recently revised portions of the Child Labor Law. Please carefully review the information below about the new requirements for Work Permit Applications.

    Each school district is responsible for issuing work permits to all minors who reside in the District including those who attend non-public schools, cyber charter schools, or are participating in a home education program.

    Under the new Child Labor Law, only be one work permit will be issued – PLEASE KEEP THE ORIGINAL. The new work permit will apply to all minors age 14 through 17 and can be used for more than one employer.

    The minor must be present with his/her guardian when applying for a work permit. Work Permits will not be issued if the minor is not present to sign the Work Permit in the presence of the Issuing Officer.