Work Permit Information
Work permits are available from the Family Resource Center for Lowell High school students, students ages 14-17 who attend Lowell Public Schools, and students who are Lowell residents and attend a private or charter school.
WORK PERMITS are issued in person, Monday - Friday, after 2:00pm. In order to be issued a work permit, students will need to come into the Family Resource Center and submit their completed two-page permit application and proof of age (one of the following: birth certificate, driver's license, driver's permit, or passport.)
If you are a student at the Greater Lowell Technical High School, that school will issue you a work permit. We are unable to issue permits for vocational school students or students who do not reside in Lowell.
- The student must be present for the permit to be issued
- The employer must sign the permit PRIOR to Lowell Public Schools issuing the permit.
- If you need the paperwork for your employer to complete, please download from our website.
We do not issue work permits for New Hampshire.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. Students may not come to Family Resource during school hours to get a work permit. Teachers may not give passes to Family Resource nor may Guidance Counselors give permission for students to leave school to go get their work permits.
No. We only issue work permits for employers in Massachusetts.
No. The employer must sign the form first.