If a high school student needs to obtain a general work permit during the school year, the student needs
to go to the high school he/she is currently attending. If the student is currently attending a middle school,
the student needs to go to their home high school. To work, the student must be at least the age of 14
(except for entertainment, agricultural and domestic work). The central office (Beaudry) only issues work
permits during spring, summer and winter breaks.
We are located at 333 South Beaudry Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90017 on the 25th floor. On the 1st
floor, the STUDENT/PARENT/GUARDIAN needs to let security personnel know that he/she is requesting
a work permit. We are opened from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm.
When requesting the work permit, the STUDENT must bring the following:
When schools are closed for spring, summer and winter breaks, our office can assist in completing part of
the entertainment work permit application (please click the following link for the entertainment work permit
application: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/DLSEForm277.pdf). For Los Angeles Unified School District
(LAUSD) students, we can supply school records verification (we CANNOT supply health information- you
would need to seek verification from a certified doctor). If you are a non-LAUSD student (charter, private,
home-school), you need to bring an official copy of your grades and attendance. Lastly, all students need
to bright their ID along with the parent/guardian signing the request.
To obtain the entertainment work permit at our central office, please make an appointment with our office
by calling (213) 241-7053.
Once you receive verification from our office and a certified doctor, the actual entertainment work
permit is processed and issued by the State of California's Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
Department (the 2nd page of the application indicates the process on getting the actual entertainment
work permit). For more information on entertainment work permits, please call (818) 901-5484.
If there are any additional questions, please call the Work Experience Education Office at (213) 241-
Work Experience Education Office