Working Papers for Minors
To Receive a Work Permit
You must appear in Person (parent cannot do this for you)
You must bring a Promise of Employment Letter from the company that you will be working for. Must be on their letterhead or legibly stamped with their company name. The employer needs to state what your actual position will be as well as the hourly rate of pay and hours of work.
Need to present Valid Proof of Age; Birth Certificate, Driver's License or Passport
Superintendent's Office in the Town Hall
126 Church Street
Putnam, CT 06260
860-963-6900 (Call ahead to make sure that the designated agent is available)
Minors 14 and 15 years old, do not need a working permit unless they are employed by a golf course (14 year olds) or retail/mercantile establishments as baggers, cashiers or stock clerks (15 year olds). Click here for information regarding permitted occupations and prohibited occupations.
For all students/minors ages 16-18, a working permit is required for all types of employment. Click here for information regarding permitted occupations. Hours of employment and sample promise of employment.