Work Permits

While a student is a minor and subject to California's compulsory education laws, the student must obtain a Work Permit from the student's school before beginning employment.

During the school year, students must obtain Work Permits from the school in which they are enrolled. The school will monitor the student's attendance and grades.

Please complete: Work Permit Application
All sections of the application must be completed in order for a permit to be issued.

When school is out for the summer, Work Permits can be obtained at the district office. Once the student completes the work permit application and has it signed by a parent and the prospective employer, the student can bring the application to the district office, along with proof of birth (not a school ID). The Work Permit can usually be prepared while you wait. Student must be present to sign Work Permit.

The district office is located at 133 Mission Street, Ste.100, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

Please call 831-429-3410, with questions about summer Work Permits.

Digital Permits

Students can download and complete the permit application on a computer or other compatible digital device. All sections must be complete before the application is returned to the student's school site, including parent/guarding signature, and employer signature (digital signatures will suffice during this time).

Once the application is completed, email it to your site contact. A work permit will be generated, and emailed back to you. Below is the contact information for each site.

Harbor High School Yesenia Anaya [email protected]
Soquel High School April Walls [email protected]
Santa Cruz High Jacqui Adler  [email protected]
Branciforte Middle Pam Perkins [email protected]
Mission Hill Middle Peggy Slakey [email protected]
Branciforte Small Schools Debbie Fennell
Sara Homan
[email protected]
[email protected]

2. Physical Permits

If you are unable to obtain a work permit digitally, you can schedule an appointment with your site, or with the District Office if the site is unable to do in-person meetings. If you are unable to reach the contact from your site, please contact the District Office at 831-429-3410.



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