Working Papers

HOW TO OBTAIN WORKING PAPERS

Working Papers issued at Danbury High School are for minors (under 18 years old) WORKING in Connecticut. If you are a Connecticut resident planning to work out of state, you must obtain Working Papers from that state; if you are an out-of-state resident planning to work in Connecticut, you must obtain Working Papers within the state of Connecticut. APPLICANTS FOR WORKING PAPERS MUST APPEAR IN PERSON.

  • Ask your prospective employer for a Promise of Employment Letter. This letter should be on company letterhead; if that is not available, the prospective employer may use the Sample Letter itself, making sure to fully complete each question. Particular attention should be paid to “Exactly what duties will student be performing”. Terms such as ‘team member’, ‘associate’, or ‘helper’ are not acceptable.
  • Provide an ORIGINAL document proving your date of birth. It must be a birth certificate, passport, or government-issued picture ID.

Bring the above items to the Main Office at Danbury High School. Allow 24 hours for the preparation of your Working Papers.

If you have any questions, please call 203-797-4807 or refer to the Connecticut Department of Labor for information on Workplace Rules for Kids in School.