Working Papers


Due to the Memorial Day Holiday, working papers will NOT be issued on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Working papers will resume on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. 

Please be advised: there is no deadline for working papers. The schedule changes once the school year ends. There are two different schedules for working papers; the fall schedule and the summer schedule. The effective dates are only to inform parents and students the duration of the schedule in effect.

Working Papers Locations

Effective: School schedule will start September 6, 2014 and will remain in effect until June 17, 2015, unless noted otherwise.  

The School District of Philadelphia
Education Center

440 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Wednesdays: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Deborah Weems
Christine Partito
Reginald Moton

Saturdays: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

School Locations:

Wednesdays: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (unless indicated otherwise) 

Edison / Fareira
151 W. Luzerne Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
CAS Contact:
Rasheedah Collins
Julio Padilla 
Kelly Cennamo
"Se Habla Español"
    Martin Luther King
6100 Stenton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19138
CAS Contact:
Mark Wilson 
Melodee Williams 

    Abraham Lincoln
3201 Ryan Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19136
CAS Contact: 
Mike Stiles 
Marian Lasky
Diana Rodriguez  


How to Get Working Papers

  1. Obtain an "Application for Work Permit" from one of the working papers offices or from the guidance office in your school, or download the form below. You will need Adobe Acrobat to open the file. 

    Application Work Permit
  2. Bring the completed application to one of the working papers offices along with proof of age.
    • Acceptable documents include birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport, driver's license, or school ID as long as the form of identification lists the date of birth.
  3. Bring your materials to one of the working papers offices during the hours of operation listed.
  4. The applicant must be present for the issuance of working papers.

For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions, or contact the hotline at 215-400-6007