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Work Permits


As of June 30, 2023 the City of Algoma will no longer be able to issue work permits, the DWD will only allow online applications.

Work Permits are required for 14 and 15 year olds upon being hired by an employer.

A work  permit maybe obtained by going online and utilizing the following website:
Department of Workforce Development

Parents and guardians may obtain a work permit by following the instructions below. Note that parents and guardians are required to pay the work permit application fee at the time of purchase. After the payment has processed the parent or guardian will receive an email confirmation and the permit will be printed and mailed directly to the employer. The minor's employer will receive the permit within five (5) business days. The minor may begin working upon receipt of the confirmation email.

    1. Create a DWD ID
      • If you already have a DWD ID, you do not need to create a new ID.
    2. Enter Information about the minor applying for the work permit and their:
      • Employer
      • Job
      • School
    3. Pay for minor's work permit. We accept:
      • Checking or savings account

Work Permits are required by Wisconsin Law BEFORE starting a new job! 

As of June 30, 2023 the City of Algoma will no longer be able to issue work permits, the DWD will only allow online applications.