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Working Papers

In Rhode Island, Minors 14 to 15 years of age are required by law to obtain "Working
Papers" for employment. Most employers also require Working Papers for minors age 16 to 17.

Step 1
Download and print the Permit to Work Form Age 14-15 or the Certificate of Age Form
Age 16-17, AND the Intention to Employ Minor Form.

Step 2
Intention to Employ Minor Form:
Complete items 1 thru 7.
Employer completes items 8 and 9.
Parent or guardian completes items 10 and 11.
Permit to Work Form/Certificate of Age Form:
Complete Items 1 -16
Minor child signs line 18
Representative from School Department completes items 17 and 19 - 23

Step 3
Bring completed forms along with proof of age, such as (1) Birth Certificate, (2)
Baptismal Certificate, or (3) Rhode Island driver's license with photograph to the either
the Lawn Avenue School, 55 Lawn Avenue or the Melrose School, 76 Melrose Avenue.