Columbus City Schools Work Permit Information

  • If you are a current Columbus City Schools student, between 14 and 17 years old, and want to work during the school year, then you need to complete a Work Permit Application. There are three sections that must be completed:

    • Students Information
    • Employer Information
    • Physicians Approval

    Click on the link below to download and print instructions and the Work Permit Application. The completed form must be returned to the Division of the Registrar, located in the Central Enrollment Center at 430 Cleveland Avenue.

    Work Permit Instruction and Application


COVID-19 Information

  • Please see below information from the Governor in regards to work permits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    How can students go about obtaining a work permit under Ohio’s Minor Labor Laws if schools are closed?

    According to the Ohio Department of Commerce, if a minor has all necessary paperwork completed and is unable to get the permit processed due to school closure, the completed paperwork may itself stand in the place of the physically printed permit. Employers should keep the paperwork on file, just like they would the permit. The formal permit should be processed as soon as the school is reopened.

    As a reminder, hour restrictions outlined in Ohio Revised Code Section 4109 are still in place for any week that was not a pre-planned school holiday (i.e., spring break) and the prohibited/hazardous occupation restrictions are still active. 

    To download a copy of the Parent or Guardian Consent Form for Minor Work Permit, click here .

    For questions, call the Division of Industrial Compliance's Bureau of Wage and Hour Administration at 614-644-2239 or email