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Union County, North Carolina

Youth Work Permit

North Carolina youth employment work are permits which all youth between the ages of 14-18 are required to obtain to be employed. Permits are issued Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The youth must be present and must bring proof of birth (i.e. birth certificate, driver’s license, state ID, school records) before the permit will be issued. Youths may pick up permits at DSS. Employers must fill out a section of the form and the parent/guardian must sign the permit prior to it being approved.

Work permits are also available at all high schools in Union County. Please inquire at the school's career development coordinator.

Employers may obtain a supply of work permits by calling the North Carolina Department of Labor at 1-800-LABOR NC.

Work Permits may now be filed online at